Planning for the Care of a Disabled Child, Adult or Elderly Loved One
We can guide you in taking the right actions now to protect your loved one, including the drafting of caregiver contracts, planning for nursing home or assisted living expenses, and the designation of a guardian or conservator.
The chairperson of our elder law section, attorney Paula L. Peaden, is a registered nurse who has written numerous articles regarding long term care and disability planning issues. Additionally, many of our paralegals and staff have been with us for over 20 years and have come to know our clients and their families very well. This level of experience and personal connection enables us to provide the individualized attention, caring support and dedicated advocacy our clients need and deserve when creating a plan for the care of a disabled parent, sibling or child.
Taking the correct actions as early as possible is the key to long term care and disability planning. Many of our clients come to us after being frustrated in their attempts to find accurate and understandable information regarding the availability of Medicaid, VA benefits, Social Security or other benefits for a disabled loved one or a family member who has been diagnosed with a condition such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Autism Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder or Cerebral Palsy.
Family Counseling on Disability Issues
We get to know our clients and their families. Our lawyers often sit down with the entire family to explain the situation and the options that are available. We understand the emotional dynamics that arise when people have to make tough decisions about the care of a disabled adult or child. We offer more than knowledgeable legal guidance — we offer caring support and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are doing the right thing for your loved one.
- Paula L. Peaden