Life Care Planning

Making plans for long-term care can be overwhelming, especially because this implicates legal, medical, financial, and emotional concerns. Many firms navigate the long-term care system by taking an asset-centered approach, focusing primarily on preserving the elderly client’s finances to the greatest extent possible to pay for care or to pass on to the next generation. This is certainly one important aspect of aging, but it is not the only concern that comes with getting older. Through our life care planning program, our attorneys and staff offer a holistic approach to navigating long-term care by addressing not only the financial concerns, but also the changing medical and emotional needs of our clients, allowing us to form ongoing relationships with you and your family.

We start with a comprehensive review and update of our life care planning clients’ legal and financial documents to make sure that you choose the people who will help you when you can no longer manage your own affairs and that these trusted family members or friends have the ability to act on your behalf and provide the care you need according to Virginia’s laws. We also make a plan for the future by assessing your eligibility for long-term care benefits, establishing your long-term care priorities, and planning how to pay for future long-term care.

However, the service does not end there. Our on-staff Elder Care Coordinator will work with you and your family to ensure that our clients are receiving the care they need to maintain a comfortable lifestyle and to age with dignity. We will advocate on your behalf to medical professionals, in-home caregivers, and long-term care facilities to ensure that you consistently receive high-quality care.

We also work extensively with family members who may be overwhelmed by decision-making and uncertain about the next steps to take in the twists and turns of the aging process. Alternatively, if our client does not have children, or has family members who live far away, are too busy, or are too irresponsible to help the client through the aging process, we are here to serve as a primary point of contact. As our client’s medical condition changes, we work with you to adapt the plan and ensure that the proper steps are taken in a timely manner to continue to protect all facets of the elder’s life. When a "medical event" or crisis arises, we can quickly resolve the problem because we have been involved with the client’s unique situation from the very beginning.

Many people do not realize that nearly every aspect of the aging process intersects with the law. With our experience and our passion for helping our clients, we can ensure that caregivers and decision-makers avoid making common mistakes and allow our clients to age with as little disruption as possible. This makes Life Care Planning truly the best protection for seniors and their families.

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The Peninsula Center for Estate and Lifelong Planning
461 McLaws Circle
Suite 2
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Phone: 757-847-5596
Phone: 757-969-1900
Fax: 757-969-1903
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