May 1, 2019
It's not uncommon for families to come to us with an interest in Medi-Cal planning for themselves or a loved one.
Sometimes it's early planning and others, unfortunately, are in crisis.
At any rate, the myth of elder law only being about Medi-Cal is one we fight on a daily basis.
That's why in honor of National Elder Law Month, we’re bringing awareness about what you and your loved ones could, and should, be doing.
After all, our main focus is to enhance the quality of life of our clients as they or their parents age and we only feel it’s right to educate everyone on all possibilities.
Chances are high that you and/or your loved ones will become disabled in the future, whether from stroke, dementia, accident, or plain frailty due to advanced age. In fact, 50% of people 65 and over will need care of some form for the remainder of their life.
An even more shocking statistic is that one in three Americans will face at least a 90-day disability before reaching age 65. And, depending upon age, 44% of us will face a disability lasting 4.7 years.
Planning to express your wishes regarding how you want to be cared during times of disability can save you (and your loved ones) time, money and headaches.
We’ll be the first to admit it. It's not an enjoyable experience to think or plan for you or your loved ones’ need for potential future care. But, not planning can put you in crisis mode should anything happen.
We've seen it too many times, and you may have even been in this position before.
The Main Pillars of Elder Law and Why You Need Them:
We've found there's a lot of misinformation out there and unfortunately, people end up in crisis mode when a health disaster strikes due to lack of planning.
The plan you deploy is going to depend on your unique family situation and goals. Bringing in an experienced elder and estate planning lawyer to talk through the options available to you and your family will ensure you’re protected.
Don’t limit your options by waiting until a crisis has hit. Create peace of mind for you and your family today.
If you’re considering planning for yourself or a loved one, please call us at (916) 241-9661 or reply to this email to schedule an appointment.