Don’t elder law attorneys just work with families when they need to place an elderly relative in a nursing home?

Similar to traditional elder law firms, Senior Life Care Planning helps families make immediate arrangements for long-term care in order to promote an elder's health and safety, handling all the legal work and helping families find and pay for the right care (including Medicaid, Veterans Benefits,  and other public benefit qualification as needed and desired) without bankrupting the elder.

But we offer so much more:

First, we have care coordination and support to families whose elderly loved ones are still living at home or with family. Our on-staff care coordinators locate and coordinate needed care and community services, offer family education and serve as the elder's advocate. Senior Life Care Planning lightens the load for family caregivers, improves the elder's quality of life and may even postpone the need for nursing home care.

Second, while the elder is still living at home or with family, Senior Life Care Planning  develops a plan to address the myriad of legal, financial, health care, housing, and long-term care issues created by the elder's chronic illness, disability, and functional decline. If and when nursing home care is needed, the family will already have a plan in place to access public benefits as well as to find and pay for needed care. Instead of reacting to a crisis, our advanced planning enables elders and their families to avoid the asset protection crisis that occurs when last-minute decisions must be made about their elderly loved one's long-term care.

Third, when the elder is in a residential care facility, we assign a care coordinator to make regular visits, maintain the elder's relationship with the firm, assess quality of care, and serve as the family's advocate. If good care is not being provided, we will intervene in order to resolve problems before injury occurs, thereby offering reassurance to family members — near and far — that the elder will enjoy the highest quality of life.

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