Life Care Planning: Helping Clients Navigate the Long-Term Care Journey
Pabian & Russell is committed to helping individuals and families manage the challenges of aging, chronic illness and disability. Our experienced attorneys are elder law and estate planning experts, and we understand the complex issues facing families with elderly or disabled loved ones.
As part of its holistic approach to providing estate planning and elder law services, Pabian & Russell, LLC works collaboratively with LifeCare Advocates, LLC* and its team of licensed social workers to deliver concierge-level life care planning and advocacy services to clients. Our team of experienced care advocates and attorneys provides personalized guidance, education and support to protect clients, help them remain independent for as long as possible, and ensure they receive quality care and services that support and enhance their quality of life.
Together, our concierge-level services include:
- Helping families address the emotional aspects of long-term care in light of the senior's feelings and wishes
- Assessing needs and identifying the best resources for care
- Identifying ways to allow seniors to remain safely independent for as long as possible
- Helping families understand long-term care options and address the financial challenges of dealing with the costs of long-term care
- Ensuring proper legal documents are in place (e.g., Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies)
- Medicaid and asset protection planning
- Identifying strategies to preserve wealth and minimize taxes
- Arranging home care services and modifications
- Coordinating moves to senior living communities
- Monitoring the quality of services provided
What is Life Care Planning?
Life Care Planning is a "holistic" approach to life and long-term care planning designed to address the emotional, physical, and financial challenges faced by families with aging seniors. Our goal is to help elderly clients remain safely independent for as long as possible, enhance their well-being, and help them and their families plan for the future. Life care planning begins with a thorough assessment of the individual and their care needs, living situation, lifestyle preferences, and goals. Our advocates and attorneys then work together to create a customized life care plan designed to ease the burdens and uncertainties of elder care by helping clients prepare for and meet their loved one's ongoing needs.
Together, our team advocates for all aspects of our clients' well-being including:
Physical – Our advocates help clients find and coordinate the right care and services, at home or in a residential facility, to maintain quality of life.
Residential – Our goal is to help clients age safely at home for as long as possible. If and when more skilled care is needed, our team is here to help identify the best care options and assist with moves.
Family – Our team will ease the worries of family members by being there to answer questions and concern.
Quality of Life - Our life care advocates will arrange for supplementary services such as arranging for home cooked "healthy" meals, and assistance so that the senior may continue to participate in family and community activities.
Social & Emotional – Our team advocates for the emotional and social well-being of all of our life care clients, and we will help to arrange transportation and coordinate services as needed to sustain well-being.
Legal – Our attorneys (which include attorneys licensed as CPAs and tax professionals) will help protect you, your family and your assets, and will help you preserve wealth for future generations.
Financial - Our team will work closely work with your accountant and financial advisors to help you prepare and budget financially for the expenses associated with long-term care.
At Pabian & Russell, we understand that life changes quickly, and our attorneys and our colleagues at LifeCare Advocates, LLC stand ready to jump in and ease the burdens of families facing a crisis. We are committed to responding quickly and efficiently to the challenges that arise when a loved one's health takes a turn for the worse. Our goal is to provide expert guidance and support so families may make informed decisions and have peace of mind knowing they are doing all that they can for your loved one.
Although LifeCare Advocates, LLC is partially staffed by attorneys and identifies legal and estate planning issues that should be considered, Life Care Advocates, LLC is not a law firm and does not engage in the practice of law. Additionally, the services provided by LifeCare Advocates, LLC do not carry with them the client-attorney protections provided by the law. Pabian & Russell, LLC and LifeCare Advocates, LLC are separate legal entities with common ownership.