Common Questions About Life Care Planning
At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane, we get many questions from clients wanting to know more about life-care planning. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with some information about life-care planning so that you can determine if it is necessary in your current situation.
What does an attorney do in regard to life-care planning?
Your lawyer will perform a comprehensive view of what is currently happening. At our firm, this review includes an elder care component and a legal component. As part of our examination, we discuss the type of care your loved one will need. Then, we help you devise a strategy that helps you pay for this care.
Nursing homes and live-in health care providers are extremely costly. By taking the time to create a life-care plan, you can preserve your assets and protect the future of your family.
When is life-care planning necessary?
There is no time like the present to plan for the future. Waiting until the last possible moment will only make things more difficult for you and your loved ones. If you take the time to create a life-care plan now, you will be able to structure the plan in a way that addresses any and all concerns that you may have.
Also, if you have a loved one who has experienced a fall or other health crisis, you need to reach out to an experienced attorney immediately to determine the right plan for your specific situation. This will help you take advantage of all of the resources that are available to you at this time. Please see the elder care continuum prepared by the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association to learn more about whether or not life-care planning may be necessary for your family.
What benefits does life-care planning provide to me and my family?
First and foremost, life-care planning provides you and your family with peace of mind. You do not have to spend sleepless nights caring for your loved one. This can be extremely difficult for families to have to do.
Secondly, life-care planning will provide you and your family with certainty. You know that you have a plan in place to deal with these issues. You will not struggle to find the funds necessary to ensure that your loved one gets the care he or she needs at this time.
Lastly, life-care planning provides you and your family with direction. You know exactly what to do when the time comes. You will not have to scramble to learn more about your options when it is too late to do so.