Typically, our initial contact with a family is related to a crisis situation necessitating immediate action or planning, or a recent diagnosis that will eventually lead to long term chronic care issues. Being unexpectedly faced with these situations, trying to identify what needs to be done, and suddenly finding oneself in a complex maze seeking legal, medical, and social support, can be daunting and overwhelming. The most common thing we hear is “I don’t even know where to begin!”
The first step is to meet with our clients and their families to identify what is happening, and what their needs are, both immediate, and long term. Our Care Coordinator will perform a healthcare assessment and consider appropriate placement and supportive care. While this is going on, Mr. Lindsley and our legal staff will analyze the family income and assets, and help identify resources, public benefits, and prioritize what needs to be done. Our legal team and care coordinator will work together to make sure that the legal and financial plan serves the care plan, and that the care plan considers the appropriate use of financial resources. We will meet with the family to discuss these findings and offer specific care and legal recommendations. We will listen to their questions and concerns and work together to implement the legal and care strategies that best meet their needs and to ensure the families short term and long term needs are firmly in place.
As the care needs change, we will update the Life Care Plan to address the client care needs and quality of life choices may change. We will continue to be your advocate throughout the entire Life Care Plan term.