Life Care Planning places special emphasis on issues surrounding long life and improved quality of life. We learn about you and your current support network in order to build a better team to advocate for your best care. We use our expertise to find the resources to pay the best care we can find and then advocate for that best care as you go through the later stages of your life or at any stage of life if you are faced with chronic care needs.
Documents are developed which include descriptive information about you, including where you live, your health, your family, and the resources that are available to you to help you take care of yourself. Also included is a discussion of your goals and concerns, and ideas and options that we identify as being suitable for your circumstances.
More than just documents, the Life Care Plan itself is actually a relationship and a planning process with us which changes over time as you and your circumstances change over time. Your Life Care Plan can provide the road map you follow to achieve a better and more stable quality of life and care while planning for your long-term care financing goals.
Life Care Planning
In 1998, the International Academy of Life Care Planners and others described the life care plan as a dynamic document based upon published standards, comprehensive assessment, data analysis and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs, with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs.
A life care plan is a method to manage information about the individual. Families use a life care plan in elder care management as a guide to necessary services and resources and outcome evaluation.
For your Life Care Plan to be successful, all of us must have an understanding of your diagnoses, medical treatment, estimated costs of treatment and services, factors affecting care outcomes, psychosocial implications, and ongoing health care and long-term care needs. We must be knowledgeable about community resources and eligibility for these resources. Furthermore, we must be able to identify and develop alternatives for care consistent with patient/family needs. A Life Care Plan represents the integration of these issues into a plan to meet individual needs.
Your Road Map
Your Life Care Plan will be customized to fit your desires and needs. Your Life Care Plan can then provide you the road map to follow to achieve your care and asset protection goals. And, when changes occur, we stay with you every step of the way to help you shift to another road as it becomes necessary.
Your Life Care Plan therefore includes elder law, care assessment, advocacy, and coordination of services.