Video Blog: What Documents Should My Estate Plan Have To Help Me Plan For Long Term Care?
Attorney Jeffrey P. Coleman lists the most common documents that are included in an estate plan. While they can contain instructions for after death, these estate planning documents would be most helpful in times where an individual becomes disabled or unable to care for themselves. Having these essential documents prepared ahead of time can be incredibly valuable in times of adversity.
In planning for long-term care, it’s important that you consider that an estate plan is not about death, necessarily. It’s about disability; if someone becomes disabled, or reaches the point in their life where they required high skilled nursing care, the cost could be considerable.
The documents that are necessary would include such things as advanced medical directives, living will, powers of attorney and health care surrogates. It would be advisable for you to seek the assistance of a Florida lawyer for these documents.