The Person Centered Life Care Planning Process keeps the person with a disability or other special needs as the primary focus and also focuses on the development of a Life Care Plan that will help to enable that person to obtain the best quality of life possible.
A Life Care Plan is a coordinated program of social, medical, financial and legal strategies for people with disabilities and their families. A life care plan continually changes to adapt to the needs of the special needs individual throughout their life.
A financial professional who specializes in special needs analysis and strategy will work with the person with a disability or other special need, their family members or caregiver, and their personal advisors to:
- help to understand the social, medical and legal needs of the person with the disability or special need,
- review your financial picture,
- inform you about options that make sense for your situation,
- help you to ensure that benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income won't unintentionally be jeopardized,
- help you to maximize finances, and
- help you to maintain the lifestyle of the special needs individual.
Medical Professionals provide informational and emotional support for the special needs individual and/or families.
Social Workers often act as the client advocate when working with other service professionals (e.g. schools, medical facilities, financial advisors and/or Special Care Planners/ChSNC).
Attorneys provide legal services for people with disabilities and other special needs, their families or caregivers. They work closely with financial advisors and other financial professionals to develop the proper documentation for various items such as trusts.
Accountants, working with financial professionals and other advisors, seek to understand the unique financial requirements of a person with a disability or other special needs and their family in order to help them properly develop a life care plan.
Family Member or Caregiver
The Family Member or Caregiver plays a pivotal role in determining the proper care and benefits for the person with a disability by working closely with other members of the team.
Contact us and find out how a Special Care Planner/ChSNC can help.