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What Is Life Care Planning?

Life care planning is an emerging area of law that allows elderly and special-needs people to take a proactive approach to arranging and financing their care during the rest of their lives. Depending on the person's current needs, short-term, midterm and long-term needs may all be addressed.

Life care planning allows you to be more proactive and take control of your essential care rather than having to react to a sudden tragic event. No two life care plans are the same. Each one is completely dependent on the individual's personal circumstances, short- and long-term care needs and other considerations. It is important that you seek the advice of a reliable California lawyer with the ability to help you build a plan that works for you.

A Dedicated Advocate For Those Needing Specialized Care

At the Law Offices of Melissa A. Proudian, we offer complete life care planning services to clients throughout the Central Valley. We understand how overwhelming it can be to try to plan for future care without knowing the extent of care that might be needed. We will be there with you from start to finish, working with you to ensure that your plan includes all of the right components.

Who Needs A Life Care Plan? When Is A Good Time To Start One?

The people who are typically the best candidates for a life care plan are those who didn't know they needed one until a catastrophic event has taken place. They suffer a stroke, they are diagnosed with cancer or the forgetfulness that has gone unchecked advances to severe dementia or Alzheimer's.

It can be beneficial for people who have a family history of certain conditions to look into establishing a life care plan sooner rather than later. Other elderly people whose general need for medical care seems to be increasing might also benefit from a life care plan. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may recommend a life care plan that includes the following components:

  • Care coordination services: Once the full spectrum of care has been identified, it can be difficult to know where to start to arrange the right type of care. We will advise you on available programs and resources that can help you get started as the need to arrange certain types of care arises.
  • Medicare and Medi-Cal planning: We can help you create a plan that preserves the maximum possible amount of your wealth for your beneficiaries without jeopardizing your ability to qualify for government benefits.
  • A comprehensive estate plan: We provide the necessary powers of attorney and other permissions to implement the plan in the event that you become incapacitated and unable to make your own decisions. We can help you prepare a complete estate plan that ensures you get the care you need in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.

Contact Our Fresno Office To Speak With A Member Of Our Team

We invite you to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Fresno to discuss your life care planning and elder law needs with a member of our team. Please call 559-554-1455 or contact us via email to arrange an appointment.

Please see our Life Care Planning FAQs page for more information.