Throughout my twenty-year career in Estate Planning and Elder Law, I have always found pride in our team here at Bellomo & Associates. While we strive to do the very best for our clients, and although my pride in our firm has remained strong, I continued to feel as though we needed a key component. For a long time, I could not put my finger on exactly what this missing component may be until I met a friend who had begun to incorporate Life Care Planning into his firm. He explained how they had hired a Client Care Advocate to serve his clients better and after several conversations, I knew that this was exactly what we were missing.
Providing our clients and families with clear answers that help them feel confident and knowledgeable about their decisions is a priority. There were few things more frustrating than being unable to provide the answers and support they needed when we got questions such as, “How do I make sure that Mom is safe at home,” or “Is assisted living the right choice,” or “When should we consider a skilled nursing facility?” We would refer to outside organizations to get families the help they needed, but I knew that ultimately, I wanted our firm internally equipped to help in this area.
For nearly three years, our firm has been a member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. Meg Motter, a licensed social worker, and our Client Care Advocate, brings thirty-five years of experience to the table. She helps families assess their current needs, answer any questions, help to provide the right course of action for their individual needs and wants, and so much more. Being able to add this piece to our firm has served to benefit both our clients and our staff. We are now able to support and advise in ways we could not have before. It is a gift to be able to care for our community in this way.
If you are interested in learning more about Life Care Planning and specifically about how our Client Care Advocate can assist you and your family in putting together a plan, please call our office at (717) 845-5390, where we would love to help you.