Life care planning is a very personal matter to me, in fact, it’s one of the primary reasons I decided to start working in this particular area of practice. You see, I have been an elder law attorney for quite some time now. And often, elder law attorneys focus much of their time and effort on estate planning and Medicaid or asset protection. Early on, my practice was no different.
Why Life Care Planning Matters
After I got my start assisting clients with their estate plans and helping them protect their assets, I quickly found we’d develop a strong relationship. Soon, and I mean very soon in that relationship, they would begin asking about other areas related to aging, chronic illness, and long term care. While people initially came to us to protect valuable assets and to transfer wealth, they were even more concerned about getting good health care and making smart decisions regarding matters that impact elder clients.
In fact, many times those questions arose in the very first meeting. They included questions like:
- How do I convince my mom she needs to go into a facility?
- What type of place should she go to?
- What about end of life decisions?
- How do I hire a home health agency?
Making a Comprehensive Life Care Plan
As I gained more experience with the needs of my clients, I soon realized a more holistic view was necessary to deliver the best possible legal representation. Coming from a background in social work, I could see the need for a care coordinator. People needed help and we couldn’t, in good conscience, just send them running all over town to try to find it. That is when I decided to truly learn about life care planning.
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At Hill & Kinsella, our team of attorneys work with clients not only on the “how to pay for care” question, but also, “how to navigate these difficult waters of aging.” Our firm is centered on helping clients resolve a wide range of elder law matters, and we strive to make sure our clients receive appropriate care, obtain the public benefits available to them, and are provided with ongoing educational support. We can help you address gaps in care and plan for the future.
By, April Hill
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