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Life Care Planning FAQs

Q: What is a life care plan?

A: A life care plan is a comprehensive solution that allows you to plan for your long-term medical care.

Q: Why do I need a life care plan?

A: Having a life care plan allows you to make arrangements now for the medical care you may need in the future. Not every person is a good candidate for a life care plan, but there are large groups of people who are.

Q: So, who should have a life care plan?

A: Anyone who is getting to a stage of their lives where they are more likely to need medical care or who has been making more frequent visits to the doctor would probably be a good candidate for a life care plan. Also, people who have a family history of debilitating conditions might also consider one.

Q: What are the primary elements of a life care plan?

A: While the contents of any single life care plan will vary based on the individual's needs, most life care plans include the following: medical analysis, a care coordination strategy, a Medicare and Medi-Cal plan, and a comprehensive estate plan.

Q: Why do I need a lawyer for a life care plan?

A: While you are not legally required to have an attorney help you complete your life care plan, the advice of an attorney can help ensure that all of the bases are covered and that there are no gaps in your plan that could leave you vulnerable later. In addition, an experienced attorney can advise you on the proper strategy for your needs.

Still Have Questions? Talk To Our California Law Firm Today.

Our life care planning FAQs are intended to answer the most common questions we receive on the topic, and we know that you probably have more specific questions about your own situation. At the Law Offices of Melissa A. Proudian, we provide complete elder law solutions to clients throughout the Central Valley. Please call 559-554-1455 or contact us via email to schedule a free initial consultation at our Fresno office.