Long-term care planning is not a practice area where an elder law attorney and the engaging family simply move some assets around, create a trust, and then say “you’re good to go, we’re done.” True elder care planning always maintains and promotes health, emotional well-being, and peace of mind for clients—that is, seniors and the people who love them.
To accomplish these goals, we utilize a variety of strategies to protect your assets and help ensure you receive the care you need today or in the future. We call upon various governmental benefits to help pay the catastrophic cost of long-term care, including Veterans Benefits and Medicaid. We protect our clients’ assets from nursing home or Medicaid spend-down. Even if the protection of your assets is a function of Life Care Planning, it is not the sole purpose of it.
Typically, our approach to elder care planning focuses on helping our clients accomplish three main goals:
- Ensuring that you receive excellent care, whether at home, in an assisted living facility, or a nursing home
- Assisting you and your family in making decisions that reflect your long-term needs. We serve as your knowledgeable and experienced legal counselors, your elder care coordinators, and your resource for access to supportive social workers
- Helping you choose from the wide array of options that best serve your asset protection and quality of life needs
Our firm’s founder, Attorney Christopher J. Berry has dedicated his career to helping families navigate the financial, legal and emotional maze that comes with aging, illness and disability. His law career has been exclusively devoted to elder law and estate planning, including, Medicaid planning, assets preservation planning, and Veterans Benefits. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, one of only a handful in the state of Michigan, as well as an adjunct professor at Thomas Cooley Law School.
We invite you to explore this site to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can assist you. Better yet, why not contact us for a consultation. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person and discuss your particular planning needs.