It took me two years, but The Caregiver’s Legal Guide to Planning for a Loved one With Chronic Illness is published and doing well. As of my writing of this, it’s ranked number 2 on Amazon.com for Elder Law books.
The book addresses the legal issues facing a caregiver who is caring for a loved who has chronic illness. Some of the chronic illness include Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s Disease, or Parkinson’s disease.
The Caregiver’s Legal Guide for Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness details the necessary legal steps to ensure the person who needs care has the best quality of life possible.
Estate Planning versus Elder Law
First, Caregiver’s Legal Guide for Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness outlines the difference between estate planning and elder law. There is a big difference and most people are unaware of the differences.
The Elder Care Continuum
Next, we cover the Elder Care Continuum, that many clients go through. This is the elder care journey. Most individuals start out living at home independently, then as they begin to age or suffer from chronic illness, they need more and more assistance. This assistance may take the form of home care, assisted living or nursing home care. At each of these points there is a cost associated with the level of care.
How to Pay for Long-Term Care
From here, Caregiver’s Legal Guide for Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness outlines the six ways to pay for long-term care, including: private pay, children paying, long-term care insurance, veteran’s benefits, medicaid and hospice.
Legal Strategies for Caregivers
Last, Caregiver’s Legal Guide for Planning for Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness outlines various legal strategies for caregivers. The book discussess asset protection strategies to protect resources from the long-term care spend down and nursing home spend down.
How To Get A Copy
There are two ways to get a copy of Caregiver’s Legal Guide for Planning for a Loved One with Chronic Illness. Either contact our office to request us to send you a copy ($20), or order it from Amazon.