If you are planning for a future that may include dementia and Alzheimer’s, Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys may be able to provide you with a suite of legal services to coordinate your assets, healthcare, and more.
An Egg Harbor Township dementia and Alzheimer’s lawyer from our firm may be able to guide you through our life care planning services. A life care plan looks at your future healthcare needs and can address aspects like where you may receive treatment, what type of treatment you wish to receive, and what funds will pay for your care.
In addition, Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys provides services regarding living wills, power of attorney, guardianship, conservatorship, and more.
You can learn more about our services and your options by speaking with a member of our team today. Call (856) 857-6007 now to get started.
Life Care Planning Services
One of the principal ways that Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys supports our clients with needs related to dementia and Alzheimer’s is through life care planning. This may entail creating a personalized plan for your future legal and health care needs with our lawyers, social workers, registered nurses, and our staff’s certified dementia practitioners.
We can assess your needs, your assets, and what healthcare options are available to you to design a life care plan that helps protect your wealth and takes the burden of coordinating your care off of your family. Our life care planning team may be able to help you by:
- Presenting what healthcare options exist in your community.
- Offering solutions to help you qualify for Medicaid.
- Explaining what a future of care for dementia and Alzheimer’s may require financially.
- Helping you make legal plans for your assets in wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
Planning for your future health and financial needs can be overwhelming for anyone. When you work with an Egg Harbor Township dementia and Alzheimer’s lawyer from Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys, we can guide you through your options and help you weigh the pros and cons of each choice.
Since our firm handles a wide range of legal services for estate and elder care planning, we can provide you with legal tools for many aspects of your life that dementia or Alzheimer’s may affect, including retirement accounts, tax considerations, and more.
If you would like to learn more about our services or discuss your needs with a member of our team, call Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys today at (856) 857-6007.
Other Legal Services We Offer
In addition to life care planning, we provide many of our clients with legal needs regarding dementia and Alzheimer’s with services such as:
- Living wills—a legal document that can instruct medical professionals on what type of treatment you wish to have if you become incapacitated per the Legal Information Institute (LII).
- Guardianships and conservatorships to appoint a manager who can handle your assets on your behalf, should you become incapacitated. If you are unable to execute a power of attorney.
- Long-term care insurance to help you plan financially for care in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
- Medicaid qualifying trust—a tool that may help you qualify for Medicaid if your income is over the limit.
- Retirement accounts. We can help you manage your 401K, IRAs, and pensions.
- Asset transfers to move your assets to a family member or trust.
- Wills to unburden your family with difficult estate decisions and make sure that an executor distributes your assets and estate as you see fit.
- Administering your estate—working with trustees or executors to help mitigate any issues that may occur in the administration of your estate.
These are not the only types of legal services we provide. Call Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys to inquire about any services not listed here.
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s is a type of progressive disorder that impacts cognitive ability. Dementia is a group of symptoms that may include a decline in memory, decision-making ability, and the ability to think.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Alzheimer’s is the most frequently occurring type of dementia. The CDC reports that roughly 5 million Americans had Alzheimer’s in 2014 and that people over the age of 60 may begin to show symptoms.
According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), signs of Alzheimer’s may begin as cognitive issues that appear when a person seems otherwise healthy. These signs may include:
- Inability to remember things.
- Lapses in judgment or decision-making ability.
- Needing to ask the same question multiple times.
- Losing track of objects.
- Unexplained mood changes or anxiety.
- Becoming lost while navigating somewhere.
If you have or are experiencing new mental symptoms such as these, you should report them to your doctor, who may test you for Alzheimer’s. As there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, treatment plans may focus on helping patients manage their symptoms and maintain independence for as long as possible.
Call Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys Today
Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys understands the many challenges that may come with the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Many of our clients want to make sure they have asset allocation and legal planning in place to support their care and wellbeing. They also want to make sure not to burden their family with healthcare decisions or caretaking responsibilities.
An Egg Harbor Township dementia and Alzheimer’s lawyer from Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys can address these or any other concerns you may have regarding your future care and legal needs. We treat each of our clients with compassion and dignity, and we do our best to empower them with knowledge about their legal options and the potential outcomes of each decision we help them make.
Whether you are just getting started and would like to learn more about your options, or if you are ready to work on a specific legal need, Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys would like to hear from you. Speak to a member of our team today by calling (856) 857-6007.