Coping With Alzheimer's
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s (or is exhibiting symptoms, such as memory loss), the most common response is to worry... Worry about getting the right care, how you’re going to pay for high Medi-Cal or nursing costs, if you are going to lose your assets, how you or your loved one is going to handle the everyday caregiving problems that arise, and much more.
However, there is information and help to ease your concerns and put you in the driver’s seat.
Legal and Financial Concerns
Alzheimer’s disease leads to a number of life adjustments, including the need to make a wide range of decisions that pose possible legal consequences. Once you’ve been diagnosed, the ability to manage your own affairs will decrease over time. Making adequate, informed decisions about personal business and health care will become more difficult. But, early legal planning lets you choose a person to manage these tasks for you, according to your wishes, while at the same time helping you protect your assets from the high cost of long-term health care.
Find out what actions you need to take to ensure that these crucial legal steps are taken right away. Once your loved one with Alzheimer’s has lost LEGAL capacity to make their own decisions, it will be too late.
Caring for Your Family Member with Alzheimer’s
Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. As your loved one’s condition deteriorates, you may be forced to make some tough choices about their life and independence, which obligates you to balance your convenience with possible legal consequences. In addition to making sure that your loved one’s daily needs are met, you are also faced with the fact that your relationship with this person is no longer what it once was. Our law firm can provide you with real world strategies that will help you cope with some of your caregiving challenges, in addition to providing you with information when you feel your loved one is no longer able to remain at home.
Concerns About Paying for and Getting the Best Care
The national average cost of nursing home care is $75,000 per year, or $6,250 a month. For Alzheimer’s patients and their families, this huge cost could result in an enormous financial burden. Fortunately, legal planning can help with these high expenses and protect your assets – if you plan ahead. Our office regularly works with families dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and can help you get a plan started right away – contact us today.
While there is still time, you can also plan ahead for an eventual stay in a nursing home by researching neighboring facilities to ensure that you or your loved one will be placed in the best facility for their needs and get the best care possible.
Our law firm has helped hundreds of local families and has the answers to your most pressing questions. For your convenience, we’ve put together the “Coping with Alzheimer’s: Legal and Financial Resource Kit,” which outlines the immediate steps you should be taking right now to protect yourself or your family member with Alzheimer’s from the high cost of long-term care.
Our resource kit includes all of our firm’s Alzheimer’s and Medi-Cal related guides and reports:
- The Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Hospice Guide
- The Alzheimer’s Legal Survival Kit
- Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s
- Special Report: Safe Driving (Including When and How to Get the Alzheimer’s Patient Off the Road)
In combination these free guides and reports outline numerous strategies for coping with the everyday concerns you’re facing.
Request Your Free Copy of this Kit to Learn More About:
- The common misunderstandings and mistakes families make and how to avoid them!
- The process of Medi-Cal planning and division of assets
- Long-range estate and financial planning; including the importance of Powers of Attorney to handle medical decisions and living arrangements
- Changing property titles to avoid court intervention once the disease has progressed
- Options to help pay for Assisted Living or Nursing Home Care once your loved one is no longer able to remain in the home
- The differences between Medicare and Medi-Cal
- How gifting assets and money to children can result in Medi-Cal disqualification … unless it is done correctly
- How you might be able to qualify for Medi-Cal without spending down
- Health care services and government benefits that may be able to help pay for your loved one’s care
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Driving
- Caregiving Solutions, such as what to do when Mom won’t eat or Dad won’t bathe
- When and how to seek legal help
This Kit was designed to empower Alzheimer’s patients and their families by providing useful information on protecting assets from the high cost of long-term care, and other legal and financial issues affecting Alzheimer’s patients. Be sure to order your copy now!
Because every family situation is unique, we offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to determine what steps you should be taking now to legally protect your assets and loved ones. Click here to request your free consultation.