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Life Care Planning for the Elderly

POSTED ON: October 22, 2012

Recently, I travelled to Cleveland, OH, for “The Elder-Centered Law Practice—Life Care Planning for the Elderly,” a workshop by the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, (LCPLFA), a national network of holistic elder law practices that equips attorneys to offer Life Care Planning services.

Life Care Planning is an innovative approach to elder law that helps families respond to the wide variety of challenges created by the long-term illness or disability of an elderly loved one. The focus is on using the elder’s money to maximize quality of life and independence—often well before the nursing home care is needed—while preserving family wealth to the greatest extent possible.

Firms offering Life Care Planning services rely on an inter-disciplinary team of elder law attorneys, care coordinators and others who work together to identify current and potential future care needs, locate appropriate care, coordinate private and public resources to pay for care, and ensure high-quality care. Life Care Planning gives families access to a wider variety of options for care as well as expert guidance from a team of compassionate experts who help them make the right choices about every aspect of their loved one’s well-being.

As a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a frequent speaker and counselor on elder law topics, I am excited and proud to be expanding my practice to include Life Care Planning—a truly holistic approach to elder law that will further enhance the services I can offer Massachusetts seniors. By continuing to develop the Heritage Law Center as a client-centered practice, as opposed to the traditional transaction-centered elder law practice, I hope to continue to act as a trusted advisor to my clients throughout their life’s journey.

For more information on how a Life Care Plan can help the senior you love, contact the Heritage Law Center today.