Planning Ahead To Protect Loved Ones

From long-term care planning to Medicaid planning, and veterans’ benefits, the Estate Planning Law Group of Georgia is dedicated to helping you plan for the future, regardless of what may come. 

Helping Families Plan For Long-Term Care

Senior housing, assisted living, and long-term in-home care are important services that many people rely on later in life. Without proper planning, however, it may be very difficult to afford these services when you need them. Whether you need to protect yourself or an aging loved one, the Estate Planning Law Group of Georgia can help. We serve people in Gwinnett County and the surrounding areas.

Follow these steps for long-term care planning:

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Step 1.

Considering Your Options

Considering what type of care you or a loved one may need is an important first step in long-term care planning. Attorneys, Jim Miskell and Laura Herrin, will help you weigh the pros and cons of nursing home facilities, in-home care, and other scenarios, so you can make educated decisions about how best to plan.

Step 2.

Preparing For The Cost

Long-term care is extremely expensive, which is why it is so important to start planning sooner rather than later. If you do not have the personal finances now to pay for care, we will explain what options are available to you. Some possibilities that we may consider are:

    • Purchasing long-term care insurance
    • Seeking Medicare benefits
    • Taking steps to qualify for Medicaid
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Step 3.

Helping Your Loved One Prepare

If you are planning for the long-term care of a parent or loved one, approaching the situation carefully and in a sensitive manner can help make the transition easier. Some tips we suggest considering include:

    • Include your loved ones from the beginning so they can be part of the decision-making process.
    • Plan ahead so financing long-term care does not become an emergency situation.
    • Approach the process in phases. A complete transition into a long-term care facility can take a year or more.

4. Ongoing Maintenance

Maintenance plans ensure your plan shifts when your life does.

Even the most thoughtfully designed plan needs regular maintenance. Ensure you work closely with your estate planning attorney to keep them up to date with any changes as or before they arise to ensure you are always one step ahead of any surprises.

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We're ready to help you get started with estate planning. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 770-822-2723. You may also contact us online.

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Johns Creek Office

11555 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097

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1755 North Brown Road, Suite 200
LawrencevilleGA 30043

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