As I read daily to keep up with what is new in the world of elder law, one trend that I am noticing is the trend toward what some bamks and financial institutions are calling "elder care". Here in my firm we call it Life Care Planning. According to the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association: Life Care Planning is a holistic, elder-centered approach to the practice of law that helps families respond to every challenge caused by chronic illness or disability of an elderly loved one. The goal of Life Care Planning is to promote and maintain the good health, safety, well-being, and quality of life of elders and their families. Elders and their families get access to a wider variety of options for care as well as knowledgeable guidance from a team of compassionate advisors who help them make the right choices about every aspect of their loved one's well-being.
US News & World Report recently carried an article on the subject here.
At my firm, we have an Elder Care Coordinator (ECC) on staff so we can assess the needs of an elder and then make action recommendations and then follow-up to ensure the plan is put into place. Our ECC educated family members on caregiving issues, long twerm care and watch to look for if your loved on is in the nursing home. Life Crae Planning is a service I began to offer when I saw the value it gave to my clients!
If you have a loved on that may benefit from the services of an Elder Care Coordinator, please give us a call as set up a Life Care Planning consultation.