Life Care Planning

Life Care Planning is a holistic, approach to the practice of law that helps families, healthy and with challenges, with legal and care planning. Life Care Planning Law Firms (LCPLF)* rely on an inter-disciplinary team that works to identify present and potential future legal and care needs, assist in locating appropriate care, and emphasize high-quality care.

To identify legal planning issues, we help families understand the natural progression of aging and its impact on a loved one’s health, mobility, housing, and financial resources. In addition to traditional asset-focused elder law services such as incapacity planning (powers of attorney, trusts, etc.), estate planning (wills, trusts, etc.), asset preservation, and public benefits qualification, a Life Care Plan also includes care advisors that assist with individual/family education.

When identifying care planning issues, the team focuses on the health, safety, well-being, and quality of life/care of a person and their families. They get access to a wider variety of options for care, as well as knowledgeable guidance from a team of compassionate advisors who empower clients to make the best choices. Every Life Care Plan is designed to achieve 3 primary objectives:

  1. Help identify appropriate care, whether at home or in a residential facility, to maintain the quality of life that he or she desires
  2. Assist in locating public and private sources to help pay for long-term care while resolving issues created by the high cost of care
  3. Offer peace of mind as you engage professionals to enhance your understanding of the legal/care options and continue to address your questions as the individual’s circumstances change

*Life Care Planning Law Firms Association website

Alabama State Bar requires the following, “No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers”

Click here to read our staff’s blog articles on Life Care Planning Law Firms Association’s website:

Timing is Everything with a Life Care Plan with Stephanie Stephens

VA Pension Benefits with Anne Elizabeth McGowin