Elder Care Doesn't Have to Be a Crisis
An 80-year-old woman falls, then discovers she can’t live at home anymore.
A 65-year-old man is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and his wife has no idea what to do next.
A daughter caring for her mother with dementia is on the verge of burnout.
A 70-year-old man has a stroke and needs round-the-clock care.
If you're in a situation like this, where do you turn?
Kimbrough Law can help.
As one of North Georgia's only Life Care Planning Law Firms, Kimbrough Law helps older adults get the right care in the right place at the right time--without burning out family caregivers.
What's it like to work with us?
The process starts after you or your family member are referred to us, often by a social worker, case manager or discharge planner. A phone call gets the ball rolling.
“When you call our office, you will be directed to one of our Life Care Coordinators, either Mary Jo Johnson or Robin Lacrimosa," said Hailey Brock, an attorney and one of the partners at Kimbrough Law. “During this initial phone call, they are focused on gathering the facts about your situation. This can take some time, so expect to spend up to 30 minutes on the phone."
At the end of the call, if Mary Jo or Robin have determined that Kimbrough Law can help, they will schedule an appointment for an initial consultation where you, your elderly loved one, and all involved family members will come to our office (or meet with us via a Zoom call). If they determine that your situation isn’t a good fit for us, they will let you know that, and refer you to a provider that may be better able to help, such as the local VA service office or a non-profit agency that serves the elderly.
"If we have determined that Kimbrough Law can help you, we will send a questionnaire to complete, a list of documents to bring, information about the firm, and directions to the office,” said Mary Jo Johnson, one of the firm's Life Care Coordinators.
What happens during the initial meeting? The first half hour or so is dedicated to learning more about your loved one and your family’s situation. The next 30 – 45 minutes are dedicated to helping you understand the natural progression of aging along with options for the older adult's care. Then, one of Kimbrough Law's attorneys explains how the family will benefit by hiring the firm and quotes a flat fee for services based upon a variety of factors, including the complexity of the situation. Life Care Planning clients of Kimbrough Law sign a one-year contract with the option to renew each year. “Families appreciate the flat fee arrangement,” Hailey said. “That one payment provides access to the services of our entire elder care team who are dedicated to helping you get the best care for your elderly loved one.”
Families are in the initial meeting for anywhere from 90 minutes to two hours. Those who decide to retain a Life Care Planning Law Firm often show visible signs of relief afterwards. “When families see their situation—and the proposed solution—diagrammed on a white board, it makes a big impact,” said Robin Lacrimosa, one of the firm's Life Care Coordinators. “People come to us because they tried to manage the care of their elderly loved ones on their own but couldn't. Ultimately, they’re buying peace of mind.”