How we will be cared for as we advance in age is something that most people don’t want to think about. However, “a failure to plan, is a plan to fail” when Long Term Care is involved.
All too often, Elder Law attorneys witness the distress experienced by Seniors and their families because of a failure to plan for Long Term Care. Not only are there financial benefits from advance planning, but numerous non-financial benefits as well, including the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your family will not be financially devastated by your long term care. As an Elder Law attorney,I help families identify options to minimize the impact of their long term care, and I would be honored to work with you and your family.
Tommy G. Smith
Shell Fleming Davis & Menge
(850) 434-2411, ext. 159
Serving Pensacola & Northwest Florida
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Many elderly people who are diagnosed with dementia are unprepared for future care. Once this type of diagnosis is received, preparing for the future can no longer be avoided. If you or someone you love has received a dementia diagnosis, begin immediately to discuss...read more