Life Care Planning
Most elder law attorneys focus on the financial aspects of growing older, finding ways for their clients to pay for long-term care. At Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, this is only one aspect of our approach to elder law. We provide a wealth of other services to seniors and caregivers through a process known as Life Care Planning, a multidisciplinary approach to deal with legal, financial, medical and emotional issues involved in growing older. Life Care Planning delivers a roadmap of sorts, one that can recalibrate and remain responsive to your changing circumstances.
Health & Quality of Life
Your Life Care Plan is focused first on your good health, safety, and well-being. Founder Carol Applegate is both an attorney and a registered nurse, so she and her team can work closely with you and your medical team to identify the kind of care you need, whether it be at home, in an assisted living facility, or at a nursing home. You can feel confident knowing that a referral by our staff to a professional, residential community, business, or organization occurs only after we have fully vetted the individual or organization.
Broader Financial Options
We will also assist you in finding sources to pay for good long-term care, working with you through the maze of choices to find the most comfortable and sustainable solution to the asset protection problem. We are committed to making sure that the Life Care Plan we create for you is affordable not only for the next six months, but also further down the road. This may combine Medicare, health insurance, veterans benefits, Medicaid and community resources to preserve assets and provide the best possible care. This way, you or your loved one will be able to take advantage of the best care options available, not just those that your personal financial resources can provide.
Peace of Mind is Possible
We’d love to be counted among your resources as experienced, supportive and objective advisers and advocates. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your particular situation.