What is Elder Care Law?
Elder Care Law is a specialty of law that caters to the unique needs of clients. The clients they may serve include those with long-term illnesses (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, and/or other conditions) and cognitively, emotionally or developmentally challenged individuals of any age (including autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and/or other conditions). Elder Care Law encompasses specialized estate planning documents (trusts, wills, powers of attorney, etc.), determining the right care based on the illness, and planning for ways to pay for that needed long-term care.
What Makes Elder Care Law Unique?
Every client’s circumstances and needs are different. As a result, the planning and legal services provided are unique to each client we serve. Our planning often includes:
- Helping the well-spouse, so they are not impoverished by their spouse’s illness
- Include care support (such as Long-Term Care, decisions and housing options, such as assisted-living and residential homes for the aging)
- Financial and health care decision-making through the use of durable powers of attorney
- End-of-life decision-making through the use of advance directives
- Advocating for our clients to get the appropriate care, trusts, wills, etc.