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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.

Memory Loss, Alzheimer's, Life Care, Estate Protection, Disability,
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Get elder care help from the oldest and most respected elder law firm in southern Illinois when the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s, dementia, memory loss, or stroke.

It is devastating when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other degenerative memory loss condition.  When a loved one suffers a stroke that affects their memory, cognition and speech, it is heartbreaking.  And in the days and weeks after a diagnosis, feelings of emotional distress, depression, and mourning often change to feelings of worry, uncertainty, and fear for the future: 

  • Who will take care of me when I can no longer safely or adequately care for myself?
  • Who will take care of my loved one when they can no longer take care of themselves or when we can no longer care for them?
  • Who will protect my loved one's assets and property?
  • Who will be responsible for making important decisions about my loved one's health and care after they are no longer able to?
  • How can we plan ahead for the future to make my loved one as safe, happy, and secure as possible?
  • Does my loved one need a legal guardian for protection?

At Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO), we are dedicated to finding long-term care solutions for southern Illinois residents diagnosed with memory loss due to stroke or degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's, dementia, and stroke. Our memory loss planning legal services are comprehensive: we will guide you and your family through every step needed to make your elder loved one safe, comfortable, legally protected, healthy, and financially secure.

From researching the best nursing homes in the area for your needs, to drawing up the necessary legal documents to keep you protected, to creating a plan to fund your housing and medical needs, to offering advice on how to best care for those with memory loss on a day-to-day basis - we will recommend workable solutions for your unique situation that will give you complete peace of mind.

Request Our FREE Memory Loss Legal Survival Guide
A diagnosis of stroke, Alzheimer's disease or other memory loss in your family will undoubtedly require a number of adjustments and changes. While many of these adjustments are personal and emotional, you also will have to confront the legal and financial repercussions that memory loss will have now and in the near future.

We know that the majority of families going through memory loss planning have never before been through the process and don't know much about the vital steps they need to take now in order to protect their loved one down the road. To give these families a foundation of knowledge about planning for elders where the diagnosis is dementia due to stroke, Alzheimer's, or other forms of memory loss, we are offering a FREE, no-obligation report on the subject, The Memory Loss Legal Survival Guide. Simply fill out the form to the right side of this page to receive your copy of this valuable guide and to gain instant free access to our members-only area and receive our newsletter.

This 30-page guide contains clear, straightforward information on how to correctly and thoroughly plan for a safe and secure life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke, or other memory loss condition. This crucial resource includes:

  • The five legal documents you should draw up right away: a durable power of attorney for property, a durable power of attorney for health care decisions, an advance medical directive, an emergency response card, and a living will.
  • A comprehensive list of legal issues to discuss and consider in the wake of a diagnosis, including revisions to wills and trusts; changing property titles; giving financial gifts; creating a long-term care strategy; and applying for Medicaid or VA benefits.
  • A guide to safe driving for those with memory loss and the details of surrendering your license in Illinois.
  • Information about legal guardians and nursing home resident legal rights.
  • Information about how to best care for a loved one with Alzheimer's, dementia, stoke or other memory loss.
  • A guide on the best strategies for life care planning for those with memory loss.
  • A list of caregiver resources in southern Illinois.

We hope that this guide may serve as a helpful planning tool as you navigate your long-term memory loss planning. However, we also hope that you understand that all families are different, and that all memory loss patients have distinct and unique needs. If you have any questions about your family's situation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As a special bonus for requesting The Memory Loss Legal Survival Guide today, you'll also have immediate FREE access, and be able to download, our e-book, 9 Steps to Peace of Mind for the Alzheimer's Family.  This special report, which is for all families who are coping with a loved one who has dementia from any cause, covers: 

  • How to become informed and empowered to help your loved one and yourself through a memory loss diagnosis.
  • Early intervention and how to get the right medical treatment for memory loss conditions.
  • How what you don't know about memory loss care planning can hurt you and your loved one.
  • Long-term care strategies for memory loss planning and care, including how government benefits may help. 

Request Your FREE Guide Now!

In addition to the 9 Steps ebook above, you'll also have the opportunity to download a Special Report entitled Caring For Someone With Alzheimer's . . . Real World Strategies That Work! for free. Written by a social worker and former nursing home administrator, this special report contains insider information that is vital for families who have recently been affected by a memory loss condition such as dementia.

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To Plan A Secure Future For You Or Your Loved One
We understand that each family's story is different. At Habiger & Associates Elder Law Office (HAELO), we hear every day from those who have recently been diagnosed with memory loss, their spouses, and their adult children. Each person we speak to is filled with concern for their family and looking for answers about memory loss planning. We are here to answer your questions and quiet your concerns.

Talk to a professional today about your Alzheimer's planning needs. To request your free telephone consultation, please fill out the short electronic
contact form to the right of this page or call us at 618-549-4529 in Carbondale, or toll-free at (800) 336-4529. Together, we can ensure that your loved one lives out their years with the security and comfort that we all deserve.

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1808 Clark Street, Carterville, Illinois 62918
Phone: 618-985-4529
Toll Free: 800-336-4529

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1808 Clark Street
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Phone: (618) 985-4529