Many seniors have a picture in their head of what their elderly years will be like. Sometimes though, unexpected events occur which can completely change the equation. One such event is developing a degenerative disease, such as Parkinson's.
Being diagnosed with a degenerative disease can be a remarkably distressing thing for an elderly individual. They may be greatly concerned about what the future will hold for them and their family. An important thing to remember is that getting a diagnosis of a degenerative disease does not mean that an elderly individual has to give up all control over what their future is like. One of the things that can help an elderly individual in such a situation stay in command of their future is life care planning.
Through life care planning, elderly individuals can set up documents and plans regarding a variety of things, including:
- Maintaining the quality of life they want during the rest of their elderly years.
- What will happen in regards to important health and financial decisions if they become incapacitated.
- What will happen with their property.
- Receiving needed care.
- Receiving needed services.
Our Massachusetts firm understands the many needs and desires elderly individuals can have when it comes to life care planning. We can provide comprehensive help with such planning. We can help with legal matters, such as the drafting of wills and other important documents. We can also help with finding ways to address care needs, as we have an elder care coordinator on staff. To learn more about our life care planning services, see this page.