Elder Care Dispute Resolution: Our Functional Living Assessment™

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If you are a lawyer dealing with elder law issues, family, estate and personal injury matters, Elder Caring Inc. has the expertise and experience to provide a professional opinion.  If there are conflicts between Powers of Attorney or you need to know if your client is managing safely in their current environment, we can assist.

The issue of aging parents is something that will affect us all at some point. Are they safe enough to be living alone? How can we be sure that the care they are receiving meets their needs? While we do not want to see that our parents are beginning to have problems, confronting them about their difficulties and/or investigating what assistance is available to them can be even harder. How can we determine what is available in terms of at-home assistance, retirement living and long-term care—and what are the differences?

Audrey is a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner and has been an expert witness in the Courts of Ontario for both defense and plaintiff counsel.

The Functional Living Assessment™ is an assessment tool that puts aside family differences and focuses on what should be crux of the matter- mom’s or dad’s care needs. The end result is a comprehensive analysis that documents the areas of need and concern, quantifies what is required and makes recommendations based on the knowledge and expertise of an objective and experienced professional who understands aging, elder care needs and community resources. Rather than being caught up in the rehashing of long lost promises and childhood hurts, this is an extremely valuable tool that refocuses the attention on to the older individual and their needs. While we continue to strive to put family members on the same page for a plan of care for mom or dad, we can all agree that sometimes families lose sight of this important issue. It often takes the wisdom of an experienced lawyer to recognize the need for a functionally based assessment that can objectively outline the older person’s care needs and which provides recommendations that are in the older person’s best interests rather than in the interests of the disputing children.

Our best compliment: when lawyers need assistance with their own families, they call us. They trust us with their own families and with yours as well.

Audrey presented to the lawyers at Hull and Hull and their podcast discusses how hiring an expert from Elder Caring can help.


Footnote:
1. https://www.eldercaring.ca/services/for-families/

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