Meeting the Needs of Families with Special Needs

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Maximizing the Quality of Life for Families with Special Needs

As the name of our company suggests, most of Elder Care Guides’ clients are older adults who access our professional care management and in-home support services to improve their quality of life and maximize safety while living as independently as their situation allows. But through the years we’ve seen an increase in the number of families caring for a loved one with a developmental disability who come to us for support. Within these aging families, many parents are wondering who will take over the care of their adult child when they themselves are no longer able to do so. Will they have access to the kind of care they would want for their son or daughter?

In order to better serve these families, I recently attended a Special Needs Trust presentation by the CELA Certified Elder Law Attorney Phil Lindsley. He has been involved with the special needs community for over 30 years and is the senior attorney at the San Diego Elder Law Center.

Anyone with even a remote knowledge of this area of the law knows that things get complicated very quickly. A lot of important information was covered during his two-hour presentation, and below I’ve provided a brief summary of my key takeaways. Continue Reading →

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