It’s not always easy to consider the possibility of becoming disabled. Disability planning is one area where our law firm can give each and every person and family we work with great comfort in knowing that, if they or a loved one becomes disabled, they will be prepared.
A 2007 study from National Home and Hospice Care Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics, over 1.46 million Americans received long term home health care services at any given time in 2007 (the most recent year this information is available).
For these patients, 3/4 received skilled care, the highest level of in-home care. In addition, 51% needed help with activities of daily living which include eating, bathing, getting dressed, or the kind of care needed for a severe cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: eldercounsel.com)
The average length of service was more than 300 days, and 69% of in-home patients were 65 or older. To address these issues, Cornetet, Meyer, Rush & Stapleton meets with clients and their children to prepare options for elder law planning.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us and schedule an initial consultation. In the initial meeting, we can review potential risks, options for limiting risks, and the flat rates for legal services.