For about 20 years, I have worked as an estate planning and elder law attorney. I consider myself lucky to have become a certified elder law attorney, and to have earned a Masters of Law in taxation and a certificate in estate planning. My career in elder law has been immensely fulfilling, and I’m thrilled to be able to help people every day.
Although I had heard of life care planning, I didn’t fully understand it or its purpose for clients. In meetings, clients would often ask me questions that I couldn’t answer, such as whether their loved ones were safe at home, what kind of modifications they needed to make, and how long their loved ones could stay in assisted living before needing to move to a higher level of care. I felt disappointed that I couldn’t directly help my clients, even though I had a referral source.
I’ve known Meg Motter, a licensed social worker, for several years. I always knew I wanted to work with her, but the timing and finances never lined up until recently. When the opportunity finally presented itself, I jumped at it, even though I didn’t fully understand the life care planning model. I trusted that Meg was the right person to work with, and it turned out to be the best decision I’ve made for my clients. Meg’s assistance has been astounding, and she has helped us provide better care than we were previously able to.
I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and it took us several years to fully embrace the life care planning model and find the right person. However, I am confident that it is the right thing for our clients, and I’m eager to share what I’ve learned about the life care planning model with anyone who is interested.
If you want to learn more about life care planning and our care coordinator, Meg Motter, please contact our office at (717) 845-5390.