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Elder Law

THE KEY TO DIGNIFIED SENIOR YEARS

Elder Law

We provide solutions to the challenges of aging such as:

  • We Can Act as Your Agent Under a Power of Attorney or Act as Your Guardian
  • Wills and Trusts (Specialized)
  • Financial and Healthcare Power of Attorneys that Fit Your Needs
  • Advanced Healthcare Directives / Living Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Medicare / Medicaid Planning
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • In-home Services Arrangements
  • Transfer of Assets
  • Asset Protection
  • Incapacity Issues
  • Guardianships
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THE FACTS

As a population, we are living longer. Life expectancy is increasing and now averages around 77 years. As we age and our health declines, there are issues that we all must face. These issues carry costs that are often a burden to the individual and his or her family. The average cost to stay in a nursing home is $70,000 per year. It is most likely that health care costs will continue to rise disproportionately to inflation for a myriad of reasons. Due to lack of population growth, poor revenue growth and overspending, the likelihood is that government cuts are inevitable. This means people must be proactive in managing their care and be responsible for themselves and their family. We at Stone, Wiley, & Linsenbach can assist you in navigating and selecting the appropriate options that are currently available.

You cannot be sure of the challenges that your future will bring. At Stone, Wiley, & Linsenbach, we help individuals prepare for the challenges of aging by first doing the necessary pre-planning and then by establishing financial and healthcare powers of attorney, advanced healthcare directives, and a specialized will or trust. If an individual does not possess these documents and becomes incapacitated, it is required that a legal guardian be appointed to protect the incapacitated individual and their assets. It should be noted that the cost of the guardianship process may be significantly greater than appropriate pre-planning.

THE SOLUTION

If you are facing these issues or believe that you or your loved ones may have to deal with incapacity issues in the future, it is wise to seek legal counsel. Good stewardship demands an aggressive approach to asset protection, planning, and preparation. We will work closely with you, your family, and other professionals to create a plan that best suits your needs. Whatever your choice, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to provide you with the highest quality legal service. We will always give you candid advice, for these are serious issues regarding your life. Please contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you. We see our services as the key to ensure dignified senior years.