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:
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.
Preparing For The Cost
- Purchasing long-term care insurance
- Seeking Medicare benefits
- Taking steps to qualify for Medicaid
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.