South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday August 5, 2020
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October 2004 - Volume 1 - Issue 3
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Assistance and Peace of Mind for Seniors

Seniors (65 & older) will represent almost 20% of the population by the year 2030. The "Golden Years" can be overshadowed by many fears and anxieties, including not having enough financial resources to maintain a decent quality of life, "going broke", potentially declining health & independence and not being able to afford home health care, assisted living or nursing home care. Long-term care costs can be financially devastating. Depending upon the facility and level of care and whether it is provided at home or in a facility, these costs can range between $2,000 and $10,000 a month. Combined with the other concerns of seniors and their loved ones, thoughts and decisions regarding the future can be overwhelming and confusing. It’s important to access independent, qualified, trusted advisors who are experienced in working with and coordinating the efforts of the various professionals necessary to offer well-rounded advice and solutions. An advisor should be able to holistically coordinate financial, medical and social solutions. Options may include long-term care insurance, financial qualification for Medicaid benefits or the restructuring of assets to achieve a predictable income stream to maintain a certain lifestyle or defray the costs of home health care, assisted living or nursing home care. In many cases medical assessments should be done to accurately determine the required level of care and the best course of action. Part of the planning may also include the drafting of certain legal documents, such as advance directives and the preparation of an asset protection plan.

ElderPlanning Services of FL, LLC, ("EPS") located in Boca Raton is a central resource for the comprehensive planning for long-term care. EPS’ experienced staff includes Certified Senior Advisors? ("CSA’s") who are qualified to address the concerns of seniors and to offer a broad spectrum of information and assistance. EPS is committed to gaining the trust of its clients and offering them peace of mind for their future.

As an advocate for the client, EPS is able to make an unbiased assessment of the short and long-term needs and objectives of seniors. Assistance is provided in assembling and coordinating a multi-disciplined team of professionals, including elder law attorneys who, at the request of the client, can prepare necessary documents and develop Medicaid planning strategies, geriatric care managers who are qualified to do a medical assessment and generate a care plan and financial planners who have the expertise to put in place a financial plan to fund the client’s anticipated needs. This combined method defines the most appropriate strategies for the client or their loved ones to prepare for the costs of long-term care. In the case of Medicaid applicants, EPS offers assistance in gathering required information and the completion of the Medicaid application, as well as accompaniment to the Medicaid interview. EPS acts as a liaison between the client and the professionals involved; thereby, relieving the client of the burden of time-consuming administration and phone calls. EPS maintains long-term relationships with its clients to periodically monitor their situations and to respond to changing needs.

Association with various high quality industry professionals also enables EPS to recommend resources for clients who are seeking a solution for specific needs or services such as home-health care, nursing home evaluation or selection, relocation, real estate and mortgage advisory or information about certain insurance or financial products.

ElderPlanning offers a free, no obligation consultation with a Certified Senior Advisor? to personally evaluate the client’s situation and to make independent recommendations, based upon all things considered and the client’s goals and objectives.

For more information, call (561) 338-0660, toll-free at 1-866-414-0600 or visit www.esfla.com
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