Estate Planning v. Elder Law: Why You May Need Elder Law Planning as Well

Estate Planning v. Elder Law Concept: Group of Senior Retirement FriendsChances are you’re familiar with estate planning, if nothing else than in name. Perhaps you’re familiar with the fact that estate planning can help you protect your assets, document your wishes, and secure your family’s legacy for years to come – even after you pass away.

But what about elder law?

Elder law planning is primarily concerned with helping seniors live healthy, financially secure, and long lives. This type of planning includes considering future health care needs, including potentially long-term care.

Unfortunately, many seniors face financial ruin due to the high cost of long-term care. While some seniors are able to afford private pay care, the cost of long-term care will inevitably wipe out the savings of all but the wealthiest families in a matter of years. That’s why planning ahead is critically important for most families.

In many cases, this includes utilizing Medi-Cal planning strategies to assist you. Together with an experienced elder law attorney, you can evaluate all possible sources for paying for nursing home care from self-pay to long-term caring insurance to qualifying for Medi-Cal. If needed, your elder law attorney can also assist with most issues associated with guardianship and conservatorship.

Contact a Los Angeles Elder Law Attorney

Whether you need help with an estate plan or elder law planning, our office is here to help. An experienced attorney from LA Elder Law is happy to speak with you about your unique situation and advise you on the options that are best for you and your loved one. You can contact us directly by calling 310-823-3943 to schedule a free consultation about your unique needs. We look forward to working with you.