Planning for Long Term Care

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One of the most important aspects of estate planning involves preparing for long term medical care. This involves taking steps to ensure you and your elderly loved ones will have access to the proper medical treatments and assistance in the event that a sudden accident or illness should leave you incapacitated. Due to the expensive costs of care and the complexities of insurance coverage, finding the right care and payment plan on your own can be a struggle. Fortunately, at Sargent Law Offices, our Castro Valley estate planning attorneys can help simplify this process and guide you towards a comprehensive plan that ensures your long term wellbeing.

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What is Long Term Care?

Simply put, long term care describes the medical care and assistance given to elderly, ill, or disabled individuals who need help meeting basic needs for a lengthy period of time. This care can be received within a person’s home, in a nursing home, or in an assisted living facility. Oftentimes, this care involves assistance bathing, dressing, using the toilet, administering medication, and basic household chores. Since estimates from the Administration on Aging indicate that individuals over the age of 65 have a 70 percent chance of needing long term care services before their passing, it is critical that you have a plan already in place in the event that this type of care is needed.

We can help you navigate through the following issues with ease:

  • Establishing powers of attorney to make medical decisions on your behalf
  • Creating advance health care directives
  • Protecting your assets through wills and trusts
  • Applying for public benefits such as Medicare and Medicaid

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Since everyone is different and specific needs will vary, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to long term planning. Upon a detailed examination of your potential medical needs and your assets, our firm’s Alameda estate planning attorneys can create a custom-tailored strategy on your behalf that satisfies your goals. We can handle all of the associated paperwork and legal red-tape, allowing you to approach your future with peace of mind.

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