Even though it is inevitable, we do not like to think about the fact that we won’t be here forever. Death is a difficult topic to talk about and even harder to accept. Despite that, it is one that we need to be ready for. This means considering how developing an estate plan could be beneficial. In some instances, an estate plan can be necessary, especially when it comes to long-term care planning.
The estate planning process is daunting and can be complex. Drafting these documents can get confusing, making it important to understand how you can get help and assistance. At Prince Law firm, our attorneys have years of experience helping clients memorialize their wishes in valid written form. WE are dedicated to helping individuals in the Detroit area draft a long-term care plan that meets their needs and goals.
A long-term care plan can detail how you want to be cared for in your aging years. This could mean designating which nursing home facility you would like to live, indicating the funds that will be used for this. This could also look like drafting an advanced health care directive, which is a document that explains what life saving medical interventions you are and are not willing to under go.
A health care power of attorney could be included, designating a person to make your health care decisions if you are unable to do so. Finally, a long-term care plan could include a durable power of attorney. This gives a designated person the authority to handle your finances to pay your bills, among other things, when you are no longer able to.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s long-term care planning website. It is difficult to face the fact that one day we may not be able to care for ourselves or make our own decisions; however, it is vital to have our wishes written down so our loved ones understand what we want to happen in a certain situation.