Some people believe that engaging the services of an attorney is an event-based decision. But consider that we don’t – or shouldn’t – wait to see a dentist until our teeth hurt, or a doctor until we experience aches and pains. In the same way, developing a relationship with an experienced elder law attorney, well before a loved one (or oneself) reaches the stage where long-term care planning is a consideration, will make the process considerably easier.
In the unfortunate event that something does go wrong for someone who has chosen nursing home care, such as abuse or neglect, a legal team that is already familiar with their personal background and individual needs will make all the difference in building a winning case. This is all the more reason to put finding an elder law attorney on your to-do list.
Here, we offer three considerations in getting started.