A Law Firm Offering Health Care Planning For Later In Life

The average life span is getting longer, but the "health span" isn't keeping up. In other words, the extra years in a person's life may not be years spent in good health. While this is a trade-off most of us may be willing to make, it is important to plan for the financial, logistical and legal challenges associated with late-life medical care.

One of the wisest things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to invest in health care planning for later in life. By preparing right now with the help of an attorney, you can be confident that you will be prepared to handle whatever the future may bring.

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Planning For The Future You Want And The Future You May Encounter

At The Law Offices of Terrence M. McGrath, LLC, I help clients plan for numerous contingencies related to health care. Here are just some of the options I will discuss when you work with my firm:

Designating health care power of attorney: Naming someone you trust to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to make or communicate decisions for yourself.

Writing a living will: A document that specifies your wishes for end-of-life medical care. Under what conditions would you wish to be resuscitated? Do you want to be kept on life support at any cost? Are there certain procedures that you are unwilling to be subjected to?

Writing an advance directive: This legal instrument combines the features of a living will with the designation of health care power of attorney in one convenient set of documents.

Medicaid and Medicare Planning: I can discuss your options for protecting certain assets from being exhausted if long-term nursing home care ever becomes necessary.

MOLST forms: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms are for people who are terminally ill or are in a long-term care facility. Doctors fill out these forms, but I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about them.

Nursing home contract review: If you have already chosen a nursing home or other care facility, I will read over the contract with you to ensure that you understand all terms and will not be subjected to unwanted surprises.

Call Me Today To Get Started

Located in Greenbelt, The Law Offices of Terrence M. McGrath, LLC, serves clients in Prince George's County and surrounding Maryland communities. To discuss your legal needs with an experienced lawyer, call me at 301-363-7136, or send me an email.