A Simple Approach for a Complicated Journey

Like traditional elder law firms, Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law helps families protect elderly and disabled loved ones' assets from the high cost of long-term care. But we don't stop there. Our multi-disciplinary team helps families respond to every twist and turn in the long-term care journey, including problems asset-focused firms don't address, such as care coordination, patient advocacy, insurance issues and more.

We call our approach Life Care Planning. Life Care Planning bundles asset protection, care coordination, family education, advocacy, insurance support and other services into a convenient package. The results:

  • Family wealth preserved and protected
  • Relief for caregivers
  • Quality care for loved ones
  • Single point of access for services
  • Provisions for the care of the spouse and other family members 
  • Better decisions
  • Peace of mind

Our approach works because it is built on a relationship of trust and confidence between your family and ours. It's just one of the things that sets us apart from other firms.

Wondering whether a Life Care Plan is right for your situation? Read answers to frequently-asked questions about Life Care Planning and find out how Life Care Planning law firms compare to traditional elder law firms and non-legal Medicaid planners.


Understanding Your Loved One's Journey

At Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, we use a model called the Elder Care Continuum to help families understand the natural progression of a long-term illness and its impact on a loved one's health, mobility, housing and financial resources.

The Elder Care Continuum helps families view the care journey as a process that begins well before what we call "the crisis point," which happens when families realize that a loved one can no longer safely live at home. At the crisis point, caregivers find themselves scambling to make immediate arrangements for long-term care, often under great pressure, and wondering how they will pay for that care.

We believe that the long-term care journey begins with what we call a "trigger event." It could be a stroke, a car accident or a fall in the home. It could be a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, cancer or another condition that may eventually lead to incapacity. Once the trigger event happens, family caregivers gradually step in to assume the responsibility for researching, coordinating and delivering care, and managing more and more of the loved one's financial, legal and personal matters. Over time, these burdens can become overwhelming.

Families often need more help early in the care journey than they realize. Unfortunately, traditional elder law attorneys, Medicaid planners and senior advisors are limited in their ability to help earlier in the process because their focus is on the money. For many families, however, the long-term care journey is about much more than money. It's about making sure the loved one is safe and well cared for. It's about quality of life. 

When you meet with Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law staff members during your initial consultation, the focus will be on locating your loved one's position on each line of the Elder Care Continuum. We will then help you identify gaps in care and suggest ways to mobilize resources and public benefits to close those gaps. The goal is to plan for the best care for your loved one, both now and in the future.

A Life Care Plan defines, organizes, prioritizes and mobilizes every aspect of your loved one's care.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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