Life Care Planning

What is Life Care Planning? 

Caring for a loved one takes time and emotional energy, often leaving caregivers feeling overwhelmed. At Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, our Life Care Planning service takes the weight of aging off a family’s shoulders. We help navigate the medical, legal and financial challenges of growing older and create a personalized roadmap for aging that adapts as health and financial needs change through end of life. With a holistic plan in place, families have peace of mind, less stress and more time with loved ones.

 

How is Life Care Planning different from Elder Law?

Applegate & Dillman’s three pillars, the foundation of Life Care Planning, are the areas where our expertise resides. These pillars distinguish us from other Elder Law firms in the state and across the country.

Legal Services 

We provide protection and safety for our clients and their families through the many facets of Elder Law. Aging is fluid, ever-changing, and as circumstances evolve, we are able to respond quickly and rapidly to provide the best quality of life for our clients and their families.

Care Coordination & Integration 

We have nurses and long-term care specialists on our team to help clients with decision-making when it comes to illness, chronic disease and sudden injury. Our Elder Care Coordinators are non-legal professionals that assist our clients in accessing, maintaining and affording quality care, whether that be at home or in a community, and they serve as the eyes, ears and voices that advocate on our client’s behalf. Clients often consider their Elder Care Coordinators their “Care Coach” – someone who can help them navigate the intimidating continuum of care and support them in decisions that are best for them and their families. They are the leaders of the team and will work tirelessly to help clients age their way.

Asset Preservation 

Our knowledgeable staff members work diligently to protect the assets our clients have earned over the course of their lifetimes.  Rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach, we design the strategy to fit our client. Combined with our access to public and community resources, the team ensures assets have been preserved and used as the client sees fit.

With our combined 150+ years of knowledge, we serve as our client’s advocate, trusted advisor and as an extension of their family. The best part, all of our client’s needs are handled within the same firm.

If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed or confused by the legal, financial and medical aspects of growing older, either for yourself or a loved one, give us a call for a free consultation.

To learn more about why Life Care Planning is the future of Elder Law, download our informational guide to Life Care Planning below.