If you are like many children of elderly parents, you may be wondering when and if you need to intervene financially or for health care on their behalf. It is not an easy decision to make and is one that is often clouded with emotion. Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning, Inc. is a Firm with a unique perspective on Elder Law in California. Attorney Julie Fiedler is not only an Elder Law attorney but is also a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience caring for the elderly. Our law firm can help guide you through the tough decisions involved in caring for an ailing parent with the compassion and competent, objective legal advice you need.
When should you contact an Elder Law attorney regarding the care of a parent? Often the deterioration of a parent’s ability to care for him or herself will occur gradually over time. The parent will often try to hide the problems that are arising, so it is important to watch for certain warning signs:
- Unable to supply one’s self with food, clothing or shelter
- Unable to take care of one’s physical health
- Unable to manage one’s finances
Noticing unopened stacks of mail, a lack of nutritious food in the house and other signs that your parent may not be able to adequately care for him or herself, should be a signal for you to seek help. You know your parent best, so do not hesitate to contact an Elder Law attorney for advice if you notice any warning signs that your parent is in a crisis situation. Early intervention on your part can prevent serious complications down the road.
What can an elder law attorney do for you? Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning, Inc. will help you assess your loved one’s physical, emotional and financial situation and provide you with the best options for your particular situation. Whether it is developing a care plan, setting up a Conservatorship, securing government benefits, such as Medi-Cal, Medicare, Veterans or Social Security benefits, or help in choosing an assisted living facility or nursing home, our law firm will provide you with a complete solution, not just the creation of legal documents. Attorney Julie Fiedler understands the issues surrounding the care of aging parents and what the law requires in order to accommodate your needs and accomplish your goals. When you hire Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning, Inc., you get more than just legal documents. You get a law firm with a total solution for your needs providing peace of mind in a difficult and confusing situation. Horizon Elder Law & Estate Planning, Inc. serves California with elder care law and estate planning law. Call our office today if you have a parent who you suspect may need some assistance.