Long-Term Care Planning Lawyer
What is Long Term Care?
Long-term care (LTC) is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your health or personal needs over a long period of time. It is care that you need if you can no longer perform everyday tasks by living by yourself due to a chronic illness, injury, disability or the aging process. Long term care also includes the supervision that may be required due to severe cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Who needs a Long Term Care Planning?
Long-term care planning is the process of addressing legal, financial and medical concerns through comprehensive planning for present and future health care needs, either home services, assisted living services or skilled nursing services.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at least 70 percent of people over age 65 will require some long term care services at some point in their lives. Most people believe that Medicare, private health insurance programs and individual savings will pay for the majority of long term care services that most people will require. We encourage you to contact a Long-term care planning attorney at the McQueen Law Firm to begin to discuss your current family situation and future projected requirements.
Effective Long-term Care Planning Attorney
We assist our clients in developing a custom-tailored strategy that includes preparing and planning for long-term care, paying for long-term care and who will make healthcare decisions.
Planning and preparation of a long-term care plan may include as appropriate:
- Assessing the aging individual’s medical, cognitive and emotional conditions;
- Identifying available service options for individual circumstances such as placement or in home care;
- Estate planning such as wills, powers of attorney and trusts;
- Public benefits, including Medicaid planning, Medicaid eligibility and Veteran’s Benefits;
- Tax planning;
- Incorporating long term care strategies into standard estate planning instruments such as a will, power of attorney, advance health directive or trust, as appropriate;
- Asset protection, preservation and wealth management strategies
Paying for long-term care through;
- Private Payment
- VA-Funded Long Term Care
- Long Term Care Insurance
Who will make important financial and healthcare decisions for you?
We address who will make important decisions regarding your financial well-being and healthcare when you are no longer able to make those decisions for yourself. At McQueen Law Firm, we help people plan and address these issues by preparing:
- Durable powers of attorney
- Health care proxies
- Advance health care directives
We can assist you in developing a custom-tailored strategy that includes preparing and planning for long-term care, paying for long-term care and who will make healthcare decisions. Contact the McQueen Law Firm to discuss your long-term care planning requirements today at 864.585.5021 or online to schedule an appointment.
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