Life Care Planning

Life Care Planning is a new approach to the challenges created by long life and disability.

Law firms that practice this unique, elder-centered specialty of elder law are called Life Care Planning Law Firms. As a Life Care Planning Law Firm, Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs features an inter-disciplinary team that works together to identify present and potential future care needs, locate appropriate care, and ensure high-quality care.

A Life Care Plan defines, organizes, prioritizes and mobilizes every aspect of an elder's care. In addition to traditional asset-focused elder law services that help elders qualify for public benfits while preserving family wealth to the greatest extent possible, a Life Care Plan typically includes provisions for care coordination and other forms of family support.


The goal of Life Care Planning is to promote and maintain the health, safety, well-being and quality of life of elders. Every Life Care Plan is designed to achieve three primary objectives:

  1. Make sure the elder gets appropriate care, whether at home or in a residential facility, to maintain the quality of life that he or she desires
  2. Locate public and private sources to help pay for long-term care while resolving issues created by the high cost of care
  3. Offer peace of mind that results when the right choices are made to ensure loved ones are safe and getting the right care while preserving family resources

Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs uses a model called the Elder Care Continuum to help families understand the natural progression of aging and its impact on a loved one's health, mobility, housing, and financial resources. An initial meeting with Elder Law Practice may focus on the elderly loved one's place on each line of the Elder Care Continuum. Gaps in care can then be identified and solutions discussed for closing those gaps.

Life Care Planning delivers a variety of benefits to elders and those who love them. Learn more about those benefits, our approach, the components of a Life Care Plan, the practice areas that our team draws from to create Life Care Plans,  the importance of early planning and how to get started.

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