Life Care Planning is an integrated approach that addresses the health care, legal, and financial issues of aging and disability.
A Life Care Plan promotes good health, safety, and well-being at all times. The Life Care Plan assists with health care and long-term decision making for the loved ones.The plan can identify and assess long-term care including whether to remain in the home or live outside of the home. Financially, the Plan works to identify all potential sources of payment for health care and to attain eligibility for public benefits programs (SSDI, Medicaid, VA, etc.) to protect family wealth.
The Elder Law Firms provides the following services in a Life Care Plan.
will consult with you in drafting and implementing your Life Care Plan. Your plan includes all necessary legal documents, such as wills, powers
of attorney, trusts, etc. After the plan is complete and the documents
prepared, The Elder Law Firm remains available to assist in asset
restructuring which includes conferences, research and telephone calls
necessary to implement and monitor your Plan. At the appropriate time
our firm will file applications for SSDI, VA, and Medicaid benefits. In
addition our firm is available to complete annual reviews of all
benefits being received and to modify your Life Care Plan when laws
The following services may be part of your Life Care Plan.
Elder Law Firm can make an initial assessment in your home, residential
or health care facility, if needed. We can assist in obtaining services
of a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) or geriatric licensed social worker
(GLSW) to assist clients. Other professionals may be associated to with
development and implementation your Health Care Plan and continued
monitoring of the Health Care Plan. We can assist with living
arrangements and placement. Our firm may help coordinate locating all
available community resources.
planning helps meet critical needs for senior citizens. Geriatric care
management happens during times of crises in the family. However, many
preventive measures can be used prior to reaching crisis situations. Geriatric
care managers assist people who are in need of help from others for
day-to-day tasks, financial affairs, and coordination of health care
services. They solve problems by using social work and nursing tools,
including client assessments, care planning, referrals to other
resources, government benefits coordination, and continuous monitoring.
Geriatric care managers are frequently licensed social workers or
The Elder Law Firm will help locate
geriatric care management services to relieve our life care planning
clients and families from the emotional stress of being caregivers by
saving them time and money by being able to prevent crises. Patients Advocates
people live in assisted living facilities and nursing homes they have
certain rights. At times these rights may be violated by the facility
where they live.
If so, the resident may file a formal
complaint against the facility. The first place to begin a complaint is
with the local Ombudsman. The facility should the name and contact
information for the Ombudsman.
If a resident’s complaint is
not satisfied, a hearing may be requested. An administrative law judge
will hold a hearing where evidence of the complaint will be presented.
The judge will then determine if the complaint is justified and what
action is necessary to rectify the complaint. A person may appeal the