Long-Term Care Planning
Individuals and their families will at some point be confronted with the legal complexities and financial challenges associated with the issues of aging, incapacity, disability, special-needs, long-term care, and death. Our experienced Elder Law attorneys at the Dobson Law Group provide a comprehensive range of Elder Law legal services including advising and creating a Power of Attorney, Special Needs Planning and Trusts, Long-Term Care Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, and Nursing Home Law and Incapacity to individuals and their families in Greenville and through the Upstate of South Carolina. We are passionate about the importance of Long-term Care Planning, we strive to build trust as a valued partner, while protecting your interests and be “A True Advocate” for your rights.
About Long-Term Care Planning
*“Most Americans underestimate the risk of developing a disability and needing long-term services and supports (LTSS)…we estimate that about half (52%) of Americans turning 65 today will develop a disability serious enough to require LTSS… one in six (17%) will spend at least $100,000 out-of-pocket for future LTSS.” (ASPE Issue Brief, 2016, HHS)
Long-term care (LTC) is a range of services and supports you may need to meet your health or personal needs over a long period of time. Most long-term care is not medical care, but rather assistance with the basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as by living by yourself due to a chronic illness, injury, disability or the aging process. Long-term care also includes the supervision that may be required due to severe cognitive impairment such as a stroke or Alzheimer’s disease.
The process of addressing legal, financial, asset protection, and medical strategies through the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan addressing the present and future health care needs including in-home services, skilled nursing facilities (SNF), sub-acute care or assisted living facilities is called Long-term Care Planning.
Our Long-Term Care Planning attorneys and experienced Elder Law lawyers assist our clients in planning, paying and who will make health care decisions on Long-term Care. We will help to guide you through the process including:
Planning for Long-Term Care Services and Support:
- Medical assessment of the aging individuals’ mental, physical and emotional condition;
- Estate planning, wills, power of attorney, advance health care directive, trusts
- Asset analysis and planning, funding of long-term care services and support;
- Asset preservation strategies
- Tax planning
- Government funding sources, Federal and state assistance program eligibility and benefits, Medicaid (state), Veterans;
- Current requirements or potential future LTSS options planning, in-home care, skilled nursing facility, assisted living under various cognitive or physical health conditions.
Sources of Funding for Long-Term Care Services and Support
- Self-funded or private payment
- Long-term care insurance
- Medicaid benefits
- Veterans benefits
Who Will Make the Financial and Healthcare Decisions for You?
Our Long-term Care Attorneys at the Dobson Law Group assist our clients’’ in the recommendation and preparation of legal instruments to address who will make financial and health care decisions when you are no longer able to make them for yourself. We utilize:
- Durable powers of attorney
- Health care proxies
- Advance health care directives
Consult a South Carolina Elder Law – Long-Term Care Planning Attorney in Greenville SC
We have experienced Elder Law attorneys who understand the complexities, importance and financial challenges associated with the issues of aging, incapacity, disability, special-needs, long-term care, and death. Our experienced Elder Law attorneys at the Dobson Law Group will work with you to develop a custom-tailored strategy addressing the needs of your unique situation and we encourage you to contact us to discuss your options and requirements at (864)271-8171 or online to schedule an initial consultation.
(source: Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Americans: Risks and Financing Research Brief)
The Dobson Law Group provides Elder Law & Long-Term Care Planning Attorney legal services including Power of Attorney to clients in Greenville County and throughout South Carolina including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and Union County. We are licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia.