Health Care Proxies
A health care proxy is a document that appoints the individual who can legally make healthcare decisions on another person’s behalf behalf when they are incapable of making the decision themselves.
The best time to plan for long-term care is when you’re healthy. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents failed to do so and wind up exhausting their assets on the cost of long-term care. We review your options for care and protect the assets of your loved ones, even at the time you or a loved one is entering a long-term care facility or is already a nursing home resident.
Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint an individual to manage your financial affairs. There are different levels of control. For instance, a General POA gives an individual broad powers, while a Special POA allows you to set exactly what powers are transferred. A properly drafted POA should survive any disability you may suffer. However, all Powers of Attorney end upon the death of the principal.
Nursing Home Negligence
Unfortunately nursing home negligence often goes unreported, according to a 2017 report from the Department of Health and Human Services
. We have made it a priority to help protect the aging population and will vigorously fight for their rights. If you or a loved one have suffered abuse or negligent care please give us a call.