As you age, you will face new issues that require advance planning. For example, you may wish to plan for medical care in the event that you become critically ill or disabled. You may also want to designate someone to make important financial and medical decisions on your behalf. One of the easiest ways to handle these issues is with the help of an estate planning attorney.
When engaging in elder care planning, you may need to use different tools than you would have used if you created an estate plan at a younger age. If you have an existing estate plan, you may also need to make changes to reflect your elder care planning goals.
Elder care planning typically involves powers of attorney for legal and medical decision making if you are unable to handle your own affairs, planning to pay for care, and asset protection planning in case you have to go to a nursing home.
If you are interested in making an elder care plan, or if you want to modify your existing estate plan to include provisions for elder care, Board Certified Estate Planning Attorney Jimmy D. Long, Jr. can help you. Please contact our office in Natchitoches today to make an appointment or to discuss your specific needs with our staff. We serve clients throughout North, West, and Central Louisiana, including Natchitoches Parish, Sabine Parish, DeSoto Parish, Red River Parish, Vernon Parish, Rapides Parish, Grant Parish, and Winn Parish, and the cities of Natchitoches, Alexandria, Many, Zwolle, Mansfield, Coushatta, Leesville, Colfax, Winnfield, and surrounding areas.