What does it mean to be an elder law attorney? It does not necessarily mean representing an elderly person; what it does mean is representing elderly people in the process of aging.
For you to think that all you must do is just get a will and you’re fine is not appropriate, and it’s not estate planning.
There are many options in that scenario. There are in-home care options, there are facility options, and there are many various sources of potential funding to pay for those options.
What do you do if a spouse or parent goes into the nursing home out of the blue? No advance notice—you didn’t see it coming and all of a sudden you have a loved one in a skilled nursing home.
It’s tough to talk about aging and long-term care, but what’s even harder is when parents and kids don’t talk about it and then find themselves trying to handle the realities of caregiving with no roadmap.