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The Bell Curve Of Life

When we are young, we need much care and support with activities of daily living, or ADLs. When we reach our twilight years, we once again need much of the same care and support. While in our early years, the focus is on developing the skills in a growing mind to support oneself, the latter years should focus on dignity. A toddler will develop control on the upswing of the bell curve of life, while the elderly often lose the control they once mastered. It is no longer a matter of choice and this is as difficult for the elderly as it is for the caregiver, who is often a family member.

Elder law is focused on providing assurances that the elderly will retain some control and dignity in their lives.

What Can I Do?

Estate planning is essential. Have that difficult talk with your loved ones and get a plan that accomplishes what you desire when you can no longer provide that input. Key issues to discuss include:

  • Who should help me make decisions about both my person and my finances when I'm unable to do so myself?
  • What should happen after I die?
  • Who would I like to be in charge of carrying out my final wishes?
  • What if I need long-term care before the end comes?

Get Help Dealing With Estate Matters While Retaining Control And Dignity

Coping with the difficulties presented when a loved one is on the downside of the bell curve of life can be confusing. In addition to aging, dementia will often appear. You will need direction determining the who, what, when and where of providing care. You will also need to consider the cost of that care and eligibility for Medicaid.

Get Help Dealing With Estate Matters After The Death Of A Loved One

Processing your grief after the death of a loved one is never easy, and it can be made much more difficult knowing that estate administration issues must be addressed. You don't need to feel lost and overwhelmed during this time.

We Can Help!

For the past five years, attorney Kenneth Kugelberg Jr. has helped families in Illinois navigate the complex administration and litigation processes associated with elder law. He is sensitive to your situation and will provide you with nothing less than the highest level of compassion throughout the process.

Get Our Guidance Today

To schedule a free initial consultation with lawyer Kenneth Kugelberg Jr., call our office in Oswego at 331-642-1515 or send us a message online. Let us give you an honest assessment of your case so you can determine if we are the right fit for you before you retain our services.