Understanding Life Care Planning

Caregiving and life care planning for a future that includes the long-term care of a relative is an important undertaking, often affecting the whole family’s time, energy, and resources. Navigating the spectrum of choices can feel daunting. Many caregivers agonize over care decisions and worry how they will finance long-term care. While the caregiver tries to regain balance and struggles to make the best choices, the elder or person with disability may not have all care needs met and may feel like a burden on others.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

With our Life Care Planning approach, we lift burdens and give our clients the information and education they need to choose wisely among care options. We also ease fears about the financial consequences of long-term care. A Life Care Plan offers assurances and restores peace of mind for the whole family.

What is a Life Care Plan?

This is a new approach to helping elders, individuals with disabilities, and families tackle legal, financial, and health care problems by combining traditional legal services, like Estate Planning and Elder Care Protection Planning, with creative care planning services offered by a professional Care Coordinator. We assess the individual’s specialized needs and then give them and their families the guidance they need to secure the best long-term care available. That’s what Life Care Planning is all about: helping people find, get, and pay for long-term care.

How a Life Care Plan Works

Life Care Planning merges legal planning techniques with careful evaluation and monitoring of physical, psychological, and financial needs of the elder or person with disability and family. We work to customize a holistic plan that serves as a roadmap to help the family meet the inevitable challenges of caring for an aging family member. Our primary goal is to promote the long-term good health, safety, and well-being of the elder or person with disability. One of our Care Coordinators assesses functional ability, living situation, and costs of care in the community. The team evaluates resources available to pay for care and develops a plan for the family to find, get, and pay for care both now and in the future. With a Life Care Plan, we strive to find the services that will maximize independence while meeting all needs for support. The plan is an ongoing relationship between the elder or person with disability, his or her legal representatives, and our team which evolves to meet the individual’s changing circumstances as his or her condition progresses.

Don’t think you’re quite ready for our Life Care Plan? Learn more about our comprehensive Estate Planning services and our Elder Care Protection Plan.

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