Our Experienced Team Will Take the Worry & Frustration Out of Preparing for the Future with Life Care Planning
We try to live each and every day to the fullest. However, when age, illness or injury make each day just a little more difficult than the last, it may be time to consider planning for the future. With people living longer than ever before, many families are acting, rather than reacting, to the realities of aging. Life Care Planning puts control in your hands, allowing you to make important choices for yourself and your loved ones.
Life care planning focuses on far more than legal issues. However, the experienced, knowledgeable elder care lawyers at Bratton Scott believe that an important part of planning for your future care needs is the comfort of knowing that you and your family will be legally protected as you live through your Golden Years. Contact our offices today to request your first meeting with Bratton Scott’s elder law attorney and our highly qualified elder care coordinator. We will discuss the various components of a Life Care Plan with you and explain how to get started creating a Life Care Plan.
What is a Life Care Plan?
Together, with the skilled attorneys at Bratton Scott, our elder care coordinator will work with you and your family, guiding you as your care needs are identified. The world of elder care can be complex; you can rely on us to guide you through what is often a complicated maze of information by coordinating care and providing client advocacy every step of the way. We will create a personalized Life Care Plan that takes into consideration your loved one’s various needs and priorities. The safety and comfort of your relative is important, as is fostering peace of mind for you and your family.
First and foremost, life care planning is about making sure that you, or the loved one you are caring for, are able to receive the best care necessary in the most comfortable, most appropriate living situation. For some families, the elderly person may require round-the-clock skilled nursing care; for others, an at-home arrangement may provide enough care. As circumstances change, a well-drafted Life Care Plan follows suit – evolving to make certain your family member’s needs are met swiftly and with the least amount of disruption to quality of life.
Perhaps one of the most important aspects of a care plan, and where the elder law attorneys at Bratton Scott excel, is in making sure your family member is able to take advantage of all the public health care for which they qualify, including Medicare, Medicaid and VA benefits. Further, Charles “Chris” Bratton, a well-respected eldercare lawyer, has helped countless families in NJ & PA, like yours, by employing legal strategies to protect aging loved ones’ financial assets and provide peace of mind.
Who Needs a Life Care Plan & How Can It Benefit Your Family?
If your loved one is facing any of the following situations, a Life Care Plan designed by the caring, experienced team of elder care coordinators at Bratton Scott will provide you with peace of mind, immediately and as your loved one’s care needs progress:
- Normal effects of aging, including depression, forgetfulness, less energy, etc.
- Illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and cancer
- Traumatic injury, such as a broken hip or burn, stemming from an accident or fall
- Conditions that impact someone’s ability to reason, think and care for themselves such as a stroke, heart attack and even debilitating arthritis
- Permanent disability from disease or injury that causes mobility issues requiring increased care
There are myriad benefits to creating a Life Care Plan for your aging loved one. First, you make sure they are safe and well-cared for as their condition worsens and need for additional care becomes apparent. At the same time, however, you are fostering an atmosphere that allows your relative to age with dignity, maintaining their independence as much as possible while they are still able to manage for themselves in some fashion.
A Life Care Plan also anticipates future care needs. When you hope for the best and plan for something that is less than ideal, you can be sure that you’ve covered your bases when you had the time and energy to make the best decisions. A Life Care Plan coordinates all medical services, helps you figure out how to pay for the necessary care – now and later – and includes legal protection to make sure your loved one’s assets stay where they belong – with your family.
Learn More about How Life Care Planning Brings Peace of Mind
Bratton Scott’s experienced elder care lawyers and Life Care Planning Team will work with your family to create a Life Care Plan that provides your loved one with the care they need and deserve. At the same time, we will make sure the assets they’ve worked their whole life to accumulate will be preserved for the people who were intended to receive them.
Whether you live down the street from your aging loved one, across the state or on the other side of the country, we will put your best interests first. Contact our office today to learn more about the coordination of services you need and the client advocacy you want.