Trigger Events Point to Future Problems
If something happens that leaves you concerned about your own health or that of a spouse or elderly loved one, chances are good you’ve just experienced a trigger event. Trigger events are important markers in the long-term care journey because they signal that a person’s condition is deteriorating. Some examples:
- Observing that your loved one is becoming increasingly forgetful
- Noticing that your loved one is struggling to get around
- A diagnosis of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or other chronic condition
- A catastrophic event such as a fall, medication mishap, fire, or accident in the home or car
- Discovering that your loved one is wandering, malnourished, dehydrated or unable to care for him/herself due to functional limitations
- A medical event such as a stroke, heart attack or aneurysm
- Exhaustion or burnout of the loved one’s primary caregiver
Though it could be a very long time before care outside the home is needed, trigger events point to trouble ahead. Some families wait until their loved one can no longer live at home to get help. But that delay often puts families on the road to a future elder care crisis.
The Solution: Drazen Law Group’s Pathways through Longevity® Process
Drazen Law Group, LLC’s Pathways through Longevity® approach features seven distinct pathways of inquiry that enable our team to craft a solution that is a perfect fit for your unique needs. We take the time to get to know you, your goals, your values, and what’s important to you.
Think of Drazen Law Group, LLC as your elder care crisis avoidance team. We ensure that your loved one receives the care he or she needs today. We then surround you with the support you’ll need to deal with legal, health care and long-term care decisions as your loved one’s situation progresses. And once the plan is in place, we are always here for you.
The Drazen Law Toolkit
As part of the Pathways through Longevity® Process, Drazen Law Group, LLC’s employs Connecticut’s most comprehensive array of legal, financial and care-related services to ease worries during the long-term care journey.
Life Care Planning | Estate Planning | Elder Law | Asset Protection | Disability Planning | Pet Trusts | Tax/Estate Tax Planning | Long-Term Care Planning | Care Coordination | Trust Administration | Probate | Conservatorship/Guardianship | Special Needs Planning | Business Continuation/Succession Planning | Real Estate | Special Needs Planning with Lawsuit Proceeds | Planning for Same Sex Couples, Unmarried Couples, Blended Families & Singles
The Earlier You Start Planning, the More Options You Have
- Getting out ahead of the situations means you’ll pay less in the long run. Plans made at the last minute almost always end up costing you more.
- Early planning helps get your loved one needed care sooner, which can delay or sometimes even avoid the need for long-term care outside the home.
- Early planning means family caregivers get relief sooner, often avoiding burnout.
- Early planning increases the chances that your loved one can age in a way that maximizes independence and dignity, with all legal and financial affairs safely in order.
- Early planning helps you avoid the asset protection crisis that can occur when immediate arrangements must be made for care outside the home.
- When you start early, you’re plugged in sooner to the network of support that will be there to help you deal with future legal, health care and long-term care transitions.
Let Drazen Law Group, LLC help you get out in front of the situation.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Drazen Law Group, LLC at (203) 877-7511.