Life care planning is a comprehensive approach to the care of older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. It combines the legal expertise of an Elder Law attorney, such as John D. Watts, with the services of an elder care coordinator to devise a Life Care Plan.
A Life Care Plan holistically addresses financial and health needs of our clients and is based upon the Aging Continuum model.
Life Care Plans are customized to each client and define, organize, prioritize, and mobilize every aspect of care. In addition to traditional asset-focused elder law services such as estate planning, asset preservation, and public benefits qualification, a Life Care Plan typically includes provisions for care coordination, family education, health care and financial decision-making, care advocacy, crisis intervention, support and other services. Every Life Care Plan is designed to achieve three primary objectives:
- Make sure the elder gets appropriate care, whether at home or in a residential facility, to maintain the quality of life that he or she desires.
- Locate public and private sources to help pay for long-term care while resolving issues created by the high cost of care.
- Offer peace of mind that results when the right choices are made to ensure loved ones are safe and getting the right care while preserving family resources.
A Life Care Plan is a pro-active way to plan before a crisis develops. If you wait until confronted by a crisis and have to make immediate arrangements for long term care, your options may be limited and you may not have the time to make thoughtful decisions.
Do not wait until you are faced with a crisis. Call the Watts Law Office to arrange for your initial consultation. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
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