Often a child or spouse is suddenly faced with the reality that their loved one may have a medical condition and/or may need some form of long term skilled nursing care in the future. The questions from health care providers and family members can overwhelm even the strongest individuals. Failure to address many of these issues in advance of a health care crisis will likely cost more money, cause more stress and involve court intervention.
Planning early for the possibility of incapacity and long-term care needs, including nursing home care, will ease the stress and burden associated with these types of situations. Locating the appropriate type of medical care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the your loved one receives quality care are all part of Elder Law.