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Planning for the future care of an elder or disabled loved one can be complicated and difficult. At Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO), we help families formulate workable, affordable, individualized elder law and life care plans. Let us help you find, get, and pay for the quality long-term care you or your loved one needs.

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Comprehensive Elder Law & Life Care Planning For Southern Illinois

 
What do you want for your parents and loved ones as they age? The answer is simple:  you want to give them exactly what they provided to you for so many years: safety, security, comfort, compassion, and attentive care. However, there are often many complex questions and concerns regarding these elder care needs for the seniors in your life, ranging from financial issues to legal issues to health issues. As much as you want to help, finding the right solution for your loved ones can be stressful, complicated, and overwhelming.

More than forty percent of those 40-60 years of age are concerned that they do not know how to best care for their aging parents in the future.

At Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO), we are dedicated to assisting you with every aspect of finding comfort and security for your aging parent, spouse, or disabled loved one.  With an office conveniently located in Carbondale and serving the twenty-seven southern-most counties in southern Illinois, we can help you find, get, and pay for quality care for you or your loved one . . . while protecting your family's home or farm and other assets.

Our assistance is comprehensive - from securing your family's assets, to finding the best nursing home or living situation for your elder, to regularly checking on your loved one in their own home or assisted living facility or a nursing home to make sure that they are safe, happy, and properly cared for.

Get Your Elder Care Questions and Life Care Planning Questions Answered
Choosing the right assistance for your elder or loved one can be a difficult task. As elder care specialists, we can guide you through every step of the process to ensure them (and you) optimal security and peace of mind. We are familiar with every aspect of elder law, and with decades of experience, we also are very knowledgeable about local elder services, nursing homes, and adult care options specific to southern Illinois.

We hear questions like these from the families we work with each day:

Successful Life Care Planning: Finding Unique Solutions for Individuals
Elder care and life care planning do not come with one-size-fits-all solutions. At Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO), we are interested in sitting down with your family and learning from you about your individual concerns and your ideal solutions.  During our more than 40 years of combined experience, we have learned that every family has different needs and desires - and that these needs and desires deserve unique, tailored plans. While one client might be primarily concerned with the family farm, another family might be more concerned with finding a safe way for their elder to continue living at home despite memory loss issues. While one family may have personal funds to invest in their loved one's care, another family may be searching for resources in the community or qualifying for Medicaid, VA, or other governmental assistance programs.

Each plan that we formulate, organize, and implement is based on your individual needs and your individual situation, including:

  • Your Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran's Administration benefits.
  • Your medical history, ailments, and any memory loss problems.
  • Your personal property, assets and other financial considerations.
  • Your legal documents, such as your Will, Trust or Powers of Attorney.
  • Your insurance coverage, including long-term care, health or medical, and life.
  • Your investments, savings, and sources of investment income such as annuities.
  • Your personal goals, wishes, priorities, and preferences.

While some families choose to risk it all and navigate these difficult choices and options themselves, a lawyer who specializes in elder law and life care planning can ensure that you have taken all of the correct legal and financial steps while also making certain that your loved one is given the best care and the best quality of life possible.

Contact Us Today To Plan a Secure Future for You or Your Loved One 
You may be the child of an elderly parent. You may be a senior researching options for your spouse or for your own future. You may be the aging parent of a child with disabilities who will need care after you are gone. Whatever your circumstances, Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO) can help your family find suitable long-term care options - and find the money to pay for those solutions without having to sell your home or farm or lose all of your life's savings privately paying for care.

If you need to talk to a professional about elder law or life care planning, you are invited to call us today. Together, we can sit down, get your questions answered, and begin to formulate a plan that will work for your family. To request your free telephone consultation, please fill out the short electronic contact form to the right of this page or call us at 618-985-4529 in Carbondale or toll-free (800) 336-4529. Let us take the burden of the future off of your shoulders and give you peace of mind.

Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia / Stroke

Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke or other forms of memory loss need legal assistance in planning for their secure future and the secure futures of their loved ones. At Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO), we specialize in assisting families in southern Illinois struggling with the health care and long-term care issues of those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss. Call us today for a free telephone consultation.

Medicaid Planning / Asset Protection

The decision to enter a nursing home or assisted living facility in southern Illinois is a tough one to make – but it can be even more difficult if you and your family are not sure how you are going to pay for quality care. Located in Southern Illinois, Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO) can assist your family with Medicaid planning and help you make the transition to a nursing home, supportive living or assisted living facility safely and smoothly.

Veterans' Benefits

Are you an honorably discharged Illinois veteran, or the family member of an honorably discharged veteran? If so, you may qualify for benefits under the VA's Aid and Attendance Program to help with the high cost of home health care, assisted living, or Illinois supportive living.  Our firm has prepared a white paper which answers a number of questions about eligibility for this program and discusses how it may help you cover the cost of care and avoid using up all your hard-earned savings. Get the "Nuts and Bolts Guide to VA Benefits" today, or contact us to set up a free consultation to find out if you may be eligible.

Life Care Planning

Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO) offer their clients comprehensive elder law and life care planning that assists families in finding, getting, and paying for long-term care for the elderly - including care at home, in assisted or supportive living, or in a nursing home. Give your loved one the asset protection and care coordination that they need to live their lives in comfort, safety, and dignity while also protecting their home and life-time savings to the extent legally permissible. Call us today to request a free telephone consultation.

Hospice Planning

If you or a loved one is receiving hospice care, the ability to make financial or health care decisions may decrease over time. Making informed decisions about personal, business, and health care issues may become more difficult or even impossible.  Fortunately, proper planning will assure that things are handled according to your wishes and that you've taken the best steps possible to protect your loved ones and to protect your family. Our free Consumer's Guide to Southern Illinois Hospice Care outlines the steps you can use to protect your loved one and their home and hard-earned savings. Request your copy today, or contact us to set up a free consultation to discuss your individual situation.

Special Needs & Disability Planning

You have dedicated yourself to the care of a special needs loved one – but do you have a plan for the future after you are gone? Or you have fought long and hard to obtain an award or settlement of a claim for a disabled person – but now need assistance to protect your client’s eligibility for Medicaid. Or you need to make a distribution from an estate or trust – but are concerned that the distribution will make the beneficiary ineligible for Medicaid or other governmental benefits. Habiger & Associates (HAELO) can help you devise a workable special needs plan for your special needs loved one or client that can ensure quality care and financial security for years to come. Call us today for a free telephone consultation.

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Toll Free: 800-336-4529

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Phone: (618) 985-4529