Elder Law & the Long Term Care Crisis | by Rick Law, Senior Estate Planner in Chicagoland
Dementia and chronic illness can be one of the most devastating experiences a family can face. Rick Law has experienced that devastation and responded to it by founding Law Elder Law, a firm dedicated to helping victims’ families cope with their grief and confusion, and discover how they can save the assets their loved one has worked a lifetime to achieve. Rick has seen the incredible burden that is borne by the families of his clients and by his own family. He has watched as loved ones have exhausted their own health and emotional resources by being sacrificial caregivers. Those sacrifices were a major motivator behind the development of the services and systems of Law Elder Law. We are dedicated to protecting and providing services for the elderly and those who love them. Rick began his work in the area of Elder Law in 2000, when he received a frantic call from a friend that began with a panic-driven question, “Rick, my husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Am I going to lose my house? Everything we’ve worked for? What can I do?” At the time, he simply responded with, “I don’t know”, but he didn’t let that stop him. He embarked on a mission to find answers for his friends and others in distress, answers that families in crisis desperately need. There are countless lawyers who can help you draw up a will and other papers to tell the courts what to do with your assets when you die. Just about anyone who has passed the bar exam can write you up a “Death Plan.” But there are very few who focus on how to give you or your loved one a “Life Plan.” Law Elder Law does not focus only on how to divvy out your assets when you’re gone, but on how to make sure those assets remain intact while you are alive so you have a legacy to leave to your loved ones. With the cost of nursing home care in Illinois averaging $6,000 per month, a lifetime of savings can be wiped out in a matter of months. Law Elder Law works to protect your assets, legally, and assure you that you will not be left out of money, out of options, and robbed of your dignity. You don’t have to outlive your money or your assets. Rick Law has organized Law Elder Law to provide the answers that throw a lifeline to individuals in danger of sinking under the weight of a long-term nursing care burden, and to those who want to make sure they are never faced with that crisis situation. Too many families needlessly lose everything they have. Don’t let that be you. If you need help building a fortress around your estate to protect it from creditors, predators, and the cost of chronic disease, give our office a call at 800-310-3100. Your first consultation is absolutely free. We’ll let you know what steps you need to take, right now, to protect yourself and your family. Call now, because when you’re out of money, you’re out of options! Sincerely, Rick L. Law, Attorney, Estate Planner for Retirees. Rick was named the #1 Illinois elder law estate planning attorney by Leading Lawyer Magazine. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, AARP Magazine, TheStreet.com, and numerous newspapers and articles. Rick is the lead attorney for Law Elder Law, LLP, focusing in Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Nursing Home Solutions. His goal is to give retirees an informed edge when it comes to dealing with an uncertain future. Get flexible retirement strategies that work during good times and bad, plus information on how you can save your home and assets from being used to pay for long term care. Appointments available in Chicago, Aurora, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, and Joliet. Call 800-310-3100 for your free consultation now!