Do you have the last quarter of your life planned well?
Do your aging parents have comprehensive life care plans for when things get challenging?
You might have answered “yes” to the previous questions. You might believe you have comprehensive life care plans because you have talked to an Estate Planning Attorney and a Financial Planner. Both of these professionals are very important to work with to have “life your way”.
You would also benefit from meeting with a third professional. A certified care professional can help you make sound decisions and reduce costly mistakes. They are referred to as Certified or Credentialed Professional Care Manager, Geriatric Care Manager or an Aging Life Care Professional.
Some may say you also need a conservatorship of an individual to make care decisions. A conservatorship that allows you to place your loved one in a care setting or hiring in-home care. Conservatorships can cost families from $10,000 to $15,000 in legal and court costs. This may not be the case.
The Living Trust of the Trustee, the Power of Attorney for Health (Advanced Health Care Decisions) and Power of Attorney for Finances might be all you need.
Plus the certification of medical providers, to gain access to making these decisions and accessing the assets to pay for them. An individual or a friend can say you might need such a document, but they are NOT the experts you need to guide you. Usually, that expert is a seasoned Elder Law Attorney and a Professional Care Manager. Leave it to the experts to assist you when and if you need a conservatorship – it is rare when you have done proper legal planning.
The same is true for choosing a place outside the home for someone you have the decision-making capacity for. Know the red flags to look for, your options, and how to choose the best situation for a family member. You can rest assured knowing their needs are met, are affordable, and add to that person’s quality of life. If you are talking to a home care agency that does NOT have care management staff you are just going to get an estimate for hours of care.
At Eldercare Services, you will receive a plan of care that includes outside services, volunteers, family, and paid caregivers.
Eldercare can find the right services and people to create a plan together. At Eldercare we are “client-centered”. We will build a plan based on the now, the near future and the far future. It’s time for you to take control before a need or a major decision becomes an urgent situation. You wouldn’t climb Mt. Everest without a map, so why navigate the aging life journey without assistance? We recommend starting with a comprehensive life care plans.
At Eldercare Services, we offer 3 distinct Care Plans. Providing you and your support system with resources and vital information. Information needed to make the best decisions for your unique situation.
Why waste your time and money trying to figure out care options, entitlements, and find local resources all on your own? You can spend less money on an objective expert to do that work for you now by contacting Eldercare.
We have three plans to get you started:
Plan 1: “Road Map” is 3.5 hours with a professional who will do a home assessment, safety evaluation and write a plan of care for immediate concerns, discuss entitlements, give alternatives for care as well as local, vetted resources and a plan for the primary caregiver’s support.
Plan 2: “30 Day Comprehensive” is 6 hours of professional time that starts with an office consultation, home visit and safety evaluation with cognitive screening. Plus all of what is included in Plan 1 with an additional 30 days of support to arrange for services and monitor services set up.
Plan 3: “Whole Life Navigator” is 12 hours of professional time that includes all of Plan 2, but 60 additional days of monitoring, arranging and researching options to increase the quality of life.
If you are experiencing life changes with a new diagnosis or a chronic illness might want to have a Navigator. To help give you peace of mind.
Knowing you have an expert who understands you and is always ready to filter ideas or give direction. Others might want a snapshot for planning now. Eldercare has designed these plans at the request of individuals and families like yours. Often we don’t know the questions to ask to have the best life possible.
Worry and stress are reduced knowing you have the guide you need. This educated guide will always have your best interest in mind.
Give us a call and start the process. Protect yourself from having a crisis without a life raft!
Our Care Managers have a wealth of experience with and knowledge on the aging life journey. You can rest assured knowing that you and your loved one will receive the highest quality of care. Care managers can help you feel encouraged to live an enriched and fulfilling life.
To find out more about our Care Plans, call us at 925.937.2018 or read more about the plans offered by CLICKING HERE!