BRISTOL -- The Allaire Elder Law firm can help you or your loved one plan for a future that may include long term care, but doesn’t necessarily have to be in a nursing home.
“For most people, going to a nursing home never has to become a reality,” said Halley Allaire.
Halley is a partner with her father, Stephen, at Allaire Elder Law, which has legal staff that takes a holistic, team approach to planning for your future.
Allaire Elder Law focuses on life care planning and asset protection, and can provide a number of services pertaining to probate, long term care, medicaid, veterans benefit planning, special needs trusts, wills, trusts, asset protection and medicaid, and real estate closings and transfers.
By preplanning, assets can be protected for the future.
“The point of it is to have a pool of money to pay the bills,” Halley said. “Our goal is to make sure the resources are still available.”
“Most people think that the right place for them is home.”
While home may not be the best place for everyone, Halley uses her grandmother as an example of someone who was able to transition from her home to an apartment in an elderly community and, from there, eventually into an independent living facility.
“Still not a nursing home,” Halley said.
Allaire Elder Law tries to look at things using a holistic approach, which generally includes advice from a team consisting of an attorney, a paralegal and an elder care coordinator.
“In most cases, we’re getting involved as a group, as a team,” Halley said.
For a flat fee, Allaire Elder Law provides services and planning assistance for a year at a time.
“What you need now may not be what you need six months from now, a year from now,” Halley said. “We just do whatever it takes. We call it a life care plan.”
Allaire Elder Law, which is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., is located at 271 Farmington Ave. For more information, call 860-259-1500 or visit the firm’s website at allaireelderlaw.com.