Ours is a Practice With Purpose – the pursuit of excellence in Elder Law & Life Care Planning. The first of its kind in North Carolina, the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center is the first and only member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association , an organization dedicated to supporting law firms that practice this innovation in Elder Law.
Helayne Levy is a board member of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
"From the first time we met with Helayne Levy about pursuing long-term care for my father she helped put our minds at ease. She has been so knowledgeable about helping us coordinate public and private resources to finance the cost of his care. I feel confident in recommending the services of Helayne Levy as we have always found her easy to work with and always willing to discuss any concerns and respond to all of our questions." -Cindy L.
Elder Law is the only area of law defined by the demographic of clients we serve, whereas other areas of law we practice are labeled for the type of case, including estate planning and probate administration.
An elder law practice that uses the Life Care Planning Model addresses not only estate planning, asset preservation, public benefits qualification and planning for incapacity, we also assist clients in planning for possible long term care needs. At the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center, together we:
- Make a multi-dimensional plan for life across three domains- legal, financial, personal
- Locate the appropriate type of care
- Coordinate access to good care
- Coordinate access to public and private financing resources
- Work to ensure our client’s right to quality care
We understand family dynamics and all planning is done from your perspective, reflecting your personal values and preferences.
The families of the clients we serve want to take good care of their parents; they just don’t know how to do it. Here’s what they DO know: the health care system into which they and their loved ones have now been thrust is fragmented, confusing, inefficient, and may not consistently serve their needs and preferences. If you think about it, families in this situation have three options:
- DO NOTHING AND HOPE NOTHING BAD HAPPENS
- DO NOTHING AND THEN DO SOMETHING WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS
- DO SOMETHING BUT WHAT?
Older adults and their families turn to us for help. That’s what we’re here for! It is the purpose behind what we do and why we do it.
The Life Care Planning Model
- Asset Preservation
- Public & Private Benefits Planning
- Veterans Benefits (Improved Pension and Disability Compensation)