Comprehensive Care Delivered with Compassion

Like traditional elder law firms, Elder Law of East Tennessee helps families find and pay for high-quality long-term care for loved ones. But we don’t stop there. Our team of elder law and estate planning attorneys, public benefits advisors, social workers, and geriatric care professionals work together to help you plan for the legal, financial, and personal care of loved ones, as well as the smooth transition of family wealth. Our multi-disciplinary team of compassionate and caring professionals gives families comprehensive support throughout the long-term care journey.

THE CARE CONTINUUM

We understand that everyone’s care journey is different and personal, so we designed our Care Continuum to help you understand that you do have options. We use this tool to help clients determine which customizable service offering is appropriate for their situation. Hover over the icons and learn more about the different life stages and living situations, and how Elder Law of East Tennessee can provide help.

Active Adult
RETIRED, HEALTHY, AND ACTIVE
You are enjoying your golden years and don’t need assistance. You want to prepare legal documents now so your wishes are followed or assets are protected.

Consider an Estate Plan.

LIVING AT HOME INDEPENDENTLY

You live at home and want to plan for the future. You have no regular caregiver costs.

Reach your planning goals with an Estate Plan or Elder Care Protection Plan.

COMPREHENSIVE ESTATE PLAN
My Activity is Limited
ACTIVE BUT A BIT LIMITED

You are getting older and sometimes need assistance with daily activities. You are concerned about future care costs or protecting assets for your family.

Consider an Estate Plan or Elder Care Protection Plan.

LIVING AT HOME WITH ASSISTANCE
You live at home and receive help from family or paid caregivers. Maybe you reside at an independent living community.

Strategize for increasing care costs/family demands with an Elder Care Protection Plan.

ELDER CARE PROTECTION PLAN
MORE LIMITED ACTIVITY/ABILITY

You are declining and need assistance most days or are considering a move to assisted living.

Consider an Elder Care Protection Plan or Life Care Plan.

ASSISTED LIVING OR ADULT DAY SERVICES
Your living arrangement, whether at home, with adult day services, or at assisted living, involves support most of the time.

Overcome long-term care challenges with an Elder Care Protection Plan or Live Care Plan.

EVEN MORE LIMITED ABILITY

Your mental and/or physical condition is changing. You always need assistance. It’s hard to know what care options are right for you.

Consider a Life Care Plan.

ASSISTED LIVING WITH MEMORY CARE

You need daily assistance or supervision, either at home or in memory care, due to cognitive and/or physical changes.

Find and transition to good care and figure out how to pay for it with a Life Care Plan.

Significant Limited Ability
SIGNIFICANT LIMITED ABILITY

A pattern of hospitalizations, falls, or medical emergencies has emerged. It’s hard to manage care without 24/7 trained caregivers. Difficult decisions stress family caregivers.

Consider a Life Care Plan.

NURSING HOME OR HOSPICE
You require 24/7 nursing home care to ensure safety and well-being. When is the right time to consider hospice?

Protect assets, obtain benefits, and make difficult care decisions with a Life Care Plan.

Our Elder and Special Needs Services Include:

Life Care Planning

Life Care Planning is a new approach to helping elder clients and families tackle legal, financial, and health care problems by combining traditional legal services, like Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning, with creative care planning services offered by a professional Care Coordinator. Learn more about Life Care Planning.

Elder Care Protection Planning

An Elder Care Protection Plan ensures that you are able to plan ahead for long-term care while protecting what’s important to you. Understand how to stretch your savings, protect your assets, extend your independence, and ease strain on your loved ones. Learn more about Elder Care Planning.

Estate Planning

An Estate Plan ensures that your family is protected and your financial goals are met both during your lifetime and after your death. Regardless of your net worth, it is important to have an Estate Plan in place to ensure peace of mind for you and all of your loved ones. Thoughtful and thorough planning is crucial to guarantee that your Estate Plan works for you. Learn more about Estate Planning.

Special Needs Planning

Special needs individuals and their families face a unique set of financial and care challenges which may include financing long-term care, gaining access to public benefits, or ensuring that the individual with special needs is protected against financial predators or abuse. Elder Law of East Tennessee can help you to develop a Special Needs Planning package that will help to meet your needs both now and in the future. Learn more about Special Needs Planning.

Conservatorship

Mental illness, dementia, or a disability may leave a loved one unable to manage his or her own life.  If he or she refuses to take necessary steps to turn over legal, financial, and health care decisions to a more capable person, conservatorship may be the only option to protect the vulnerable loved one from financial predators or from care choices which endanger his or her health.  Learn more about Conservatorship.

VA Benefits Planning

For wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, accessing veterans benefits is one option to help pay for long-term care at home or in a facility.  With a Veterans Asset Protection Plan, families enjoy the comfort of knowing how long money will last and how to best supplement private funds with Veterans Aid and Attendance funds.  Learn more about VA Benefits Planning.

Medicaid Planning

A Medicaid Asset Protection Plan is perfect for people who wish to get their finances in order and find ways to pay for long-term care so that their worries are lifted and they get the care they need.  It is also an option for people who cannot qualify for long-term care insurance. Learn more about Medicaid Planning.