Life Care Planning in Georgia

Meet the inevitable challenges of your family's current and future needs

Life Care Planning is a practical approach to filling your family’s current and future needs in a timely fashion. With a Life Care Plan, you can avoid frantic action should a family crisis arise. The process incorporates legal planning techniques and changing physical, psychological and financial needs.

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Hurley Elder Care Law works with you to design a customized legal plan that serves as a road map to help you meet the inevitable challenges of caring for an aging family member, while taking into consideration the legal needs of all other family members involved.

Our Geriatric Care Coordinator assesses your situation, researches possible solutions and answers your questions about the type, amount and quality of care that is necessary. Then we explore all available sources of financial help.

Life Care Planning is a practical approach to filling your family’s current and future needs in a timely fashion.

Life Care Planning Goals

The Three Principal Goals of Your Customized LIFE CARE PLAN Include:

1| Appropriate Care

Whether at home or in a residential facility, ensuring that your loved one receives the care that best fits their current and future needs is the most important of all goals as it goes to the very heart of your loved one’s long-term quality of life.

2| Asset Protection Solutions

Finding the best solutions to the asset protection problem that is created by the high cost of quality long-term care. Helping you find sources to pay for the quality long-term care by working through the confusing maze of choices and programs to ensure that all of your loved one’s needs are met throughout his or her lifetime.

3| Peace of Mind

Providing the entire family with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their loved one is well cared for and safe.

In order to successfully achieve the previous goals, we at Hurley Elder Care Law, strive to reduce the financial burden of the high cost of care through a variety of outlets and research. Among the activities that we conduct as a part of this process are:

  • Locating and affiliating with community agencies that offer assistance in a variety of areas
  • Determining what government benefits may be available to your loved one and working with you to obtain those benefits—from application through qualification
  • Continued monitoring of the LIFE CARE PLAN to make sure all legal documents are current and all assets are protected

At Hurley Elder Care Law your LIFE CARE PLAN is customized to fit your family’s specific needs and desires. It includes all necessary legal documents, consultations and other services, providing you with peace of mind today, tomorrow and for a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an elder law firm that offers Life Care Planning and a other elder law firms?

A Life Care Plan is a holistic, elder-centered solution for families struggling with the demands of an elderly loved one's care. Combining expert legal advice along with care coordination, allows us to support families and help the elder maximize their quality of life and independence. A Life Care Plan shifts the focus to utilizing resources to pay for log-term care vs leaving an inheritance for heirs.

Don't elder law attorneys just work with families when they need to place an elderly relative in a nursing home?

We help families make immediate arrangements for long-term care in order to promote an elder's health and safety, handling all the legal work and helping families find and pay for the right care (include Medicaid and other public benefits qualification as needed and desired) without bankrupting the elder. But some families need so much more including care coordination and support to families whose elderly loved ones are still living at home or with family. On-staff care coordinators locate and coordinate needed care and community services, offer family education and serve as the elder's advocate. Our firm can lighten the load for family caregivers, improve the elder's quality of life and can even postpone the need for nursing home care.

Second, while the elder is still living at home or with family we can develop a plan to address the myriad of legal, financial, health care, housing, and long-term care issues created by the elder's chronic illness, disability, and functional decline. If and when nursing home care is needed, the family will already have a plan in place to access public benefits as well as to find and pay for needed care. Instead of reacting to crises as they occur, our advanced planning enables elders and their families to avoid the asset protection crisis that occurs when last-minute decisions must be made about their elderly loved one's long-term care.

Third, when the elder is in a residential care facility, we assign a care coordinator to make regular visits, maintain the elder's relationship with the firm, assess quality of care, and serve as the family's advocate. If good care is not being provided, member firms may intervene in order to resolve problems before injury occurs, thereby offering reassurance to family members -- near and far -- that the elder will enjoy the highest quality of life.

There is no better peace of mind than the security of knowing you have made the best possible decisions for the care and safety of yourself and your family.

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