Disability & Long-Term Care Planning
Do You Have a Plan for Long-Term Care?
Have you found yourself asking questions like, “Who will take care of my disabled child after I’m gone?” or “How do I provide for my spouse who requires nursing home care?” At Vernon & Associates, P.C., we understand that navigating the system for public benefits and figuring out care for disabled family members can be exhausting. That’s why we’re here to help. We can help you create a long-term care plan, determine a health care proxy, and get the disability benefits that you deserve. Call us today to learn more.
At Vernon & Associates, P.C., we’ll help you understand
Benefits you may be entitled to
What a health care proxy is
What a living will looks like
What you need to know about a DNR order
How a Designation of Guardian in Advance of Need may be helpful for your situation
Why Choose Vernon & Associates?
More Than Two Decades of Experience
Affordable Legal Help
Trustworthy & Reliable Team
What Is a Health Care Proxy?
A Health Care Proxy is a document that allows you to designate a person to make healthcare decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to make them on your own. These decisions revolve specifically around the management of your health care in order to keep you healthy. They can also involve the termination of life support.
What Is a Living Will?
A living will is a written statement that expresses your desires with regard to health care treatment if you become mentally incapable and/or physically incapable of expressing those desires. It can include, but need not be limited to, instructions concerning the termination of life support.
What Is a DNR Order?
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) means that a patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest must not receive chest compressions, ventilation, defibrillation, medication, or CPR. Physicians are legally bound to administer CPR or other measures unless a signed DNR is present.
What Is a Designation of Guardian in Advance of Need?
A designation of guardian in advance of need is an important step in estate planning that allows you to designate your preferred guardian in advance. You can choose to designate a guardian for yourself or for your child.
Create a Long-Term Health Care Plan With the Legal Team You Can Trust
Don’t leave your care or the care of your loved one up to chance. Talk to one of our attorneys at Vernon & Associates, P.C. in Jamaica today to create a long-term plan for your health, understand your disability benefits, or appoint someone you can trust to make healthcare decisions on your behalf when you can’t. Schedule a consultation today and have the peace of mind knowing that your future is in good hands.