What is Life Care Planning?
The needs to the elderly and disabled are not just financial. Every day also brings issues concerning health, well-being, and proper care. Life Care Planning focuses on the whole life needs of the elder, not just the financial planning. The goal of life care planning is to promote and maintain the good health, safety, well-being, and quality of life of elders and special needs loved ones, as well as their families. We consider the legal, medical, social, public benefits and financial needs of our Life Care clients as one comprehensive unit. The elder law attorney and our on-staff Elder Care Coordinator will work together with you to establish quality care, help with decisions regarding long term care needs, and find sources to pay for it. Our clients get a wider variety of options for care, as well as knowledgeable guidance and advocacy. We at San Diego Elder Law Center strive to:
- Make sure that your loved one gets the appropriate level of care, whether at home or in a facility, and to maintain the quality of life they deserve.
- Identify public and private resources to help pay for long-term care while resolving issues created by the high cost of such care
- Assist with locating community or private resources for care needs or other necessary support.
- Offer peace of mind that comes when you know your loved ones are safe and getting the care they deserve while preserving the family resources.
The health care industry can be baffling to the consumer. Advocacy for our clients is the centerpiece of Life Care Planning. To enable the client to receive the care and services they need, it is critical that they know that when problems or concerns arise, whether it is medical or legal, there is an advocate ready to assist them in resolving it.