If something happens that leaves you concerned about your own health or that of a spouse or elderly loved one, what will you do?
We call these situations “trigger events because they signal that a loved one’s condition is deteriorating." Trigger events might include the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, cancer or other chronic condition, a fall, an accident in the home, a car wreck, or the discovery that a loved one is unable to provide self-care. Or the primary caregiver to the loved one might be suffering from burnout or declining health.
Though it might be months or years before care outside the home is needed, trigger events point to trouble ahead. You could wait until your loved one can no longer live at home to get help. But that delay puts you, your family and your loved one at a distinct (and often costly) disadvantage.
Kimbrough Law—Restoring Your Power of Choice
Our comprehensive array of legal, financial and care-related services will put you in the driver’s seat during every stretch of the long-term care journey. We help you get out in front of the situation which can save you hours, money and heartache.
The Earlier You Start Planning, the More Options You Have
There are a number of compelling reasons not to wait. Getting out ahead of the situations means you pay less in the long run. Plans made at the last minute almost always end up costing you more. Early planning helps get your loved one needed care sooner, which can delay or sometimes even avoid the need for long-term care outside the home. Early planning means family caregivers get relief sooner, often avoiding burnout. Early planning increases the chances that your loved one can age in a way that maximizes independence and dignity, with all legal and financial affairs safely in order. Early planning helps you avoid the asset protection crisis that can occur when immediate arrangements must be made for care outside the home. When you start early, you’re plugged in sooner to the network of support that will be there to help you deal with future legal, health care and long-term care transitions.
It is possible to sidestep the care crisis.
Kimbrough Law can show you how.
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