At the Houston law firm of McCulloch & Miller, PLLC, we provide traditional estate planning practices with a broad, elder-centered approach to identifying and accessing quality long term care services for elderly persons whose physical or mental health may not allow them to live independently.
If your parent or elderly loved one is faced with the prospect of nursing home placement or guardianship due to declining health and capacity, or if you can foresee the need for help in identifying, accessing and paying for long term care in the near future, contact our offices for comprehensive and dependable advice about your options, legal strategies and the practical ways you can implement them.
Our law firm provides legal advocacy and planning services with an elder-centric reference including consultation with Elder Care Coordinators so that you can determine your eligibility for programs and assisted living services that may be less intrusive and more satisfactory than either guardianship or nursing home placement.
Our staff of Elder Care Coordinators complete a comprehensive assessment of your parent's physical health, mental and cognitive function, and desire for independence. Through this assessment, we will develop an accurate understanding of his or her current condition and needs, which allows us to formulate successful advocacy positions and successful legal strategies for coping with the aging process.
We can help you identify the services necessary to provide the proper level of care for your parent or loved one. We can help you identify the means of obtaining these services and assist you in advocating for them.
For some families, trust instruments, private insurance, and the careful sequencing and timing of applications may suffice to make an appropriate level of care affordable. For other families, the choices might be more difficult, but where feasible, you may be able to avoid the need to sell the family residence in order to support residential or full time in-home care.
Houston estate planning lawyer Thomas W. McCulloch has over 30 years of experience with all facets of wills, trusts, and probate law. He believes that a good life care plan, structured from an elder-centric point of view, can fill an important gap. Tom McCulloch also believes in practical planning for the senior with an eye on wealth preservation, tax planning, and optimum flexibility given the inevitable limitations often present with aging.
To learn more about our integrated approach accessing suitable elder care services for your family, contact McCulloch & Miller, PLLC in Houston.