1. The Ability to Help Clients Plan Before a Crisis Happens
We care greatly for our clients and like to see things go smoothly for them, especially when difficult issues arise, such as finding and paying for good long-term care. Clients who understand the need to plan early are more likely to find a smooth path into these transitions. Having clients in our office long before they are in need of long-term care or asset protection allows us to successfully and efficiently assist clients when they need it. We are thankful for every opportunity to help clients plan in advance.
2. Other Professionals
We are thankful to have ongoing relationships with other professionals that are compassionate about the our clients of every age and demographic. Our clients are much better off because of these other professionals. For example, many times a Placement Specialist is needed to help a client find the best facility to meet their long-term care needs. Sometimes a family needs a Care Manager for a variety of reasons including to act as an advocate or to oversee care provided to a loved one. Professional Fiduciaries can be an amazing resource for families as they can alleviate stress from family members allowing family to just “be there” for the senior. CPAs, financial advisors, other attorneys, real estate agents, insurance agents and a plethora of other professionals are invaluable to estate planning and elder law attorneys devoted to their clients. These relationships are not only personally fulfilling, but also allow us to comprehensively serve our clients.
3. Non-Profit Organizations
There are many non-profit organizations that are dedicated to making life better for our elderly clients. We are grateful for these organizations and the way they support our efforts to serve our more senior clients. These organizations help us stay up-to-date on the evolving issues facing the elderly and continue to provide new ideas on how to best serve our clientele. The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Council on Aging are a few of the organizations that we can connect with to better serve our clients. We are all in this together and working toward a common goal to serve seniors and their loved ones the best way possible.
4. Trustworthy and Committed Family Members
Although we occasionally serve an elderly client who has no family members or close friends, we are thankful when trustworthy and committed family members are available to the client.
Many of the strategies we have available to us only work when a client has trusted people to assist in the strategy. Many thanks go to adult children who are committed to their parents. Spouses who are still devoted to their ill spouse after “how-many-ever” years of marriage are also greatly appreciated! Without them our work would be much more difficult. Without them, the strategies we employ would fail to work the way they are meant to work. They are vital to the health and welfare of their elderly loved ones.
It is often the family member who connects Voyant Legal with our elderly clients. As technology changes, the more senior client sometimes has a difficult time finding the necessary resources. We are very grateful to those family members who seek us out and bring us together with those we can serve.
5. Our Own Support System
Advocating for a our clients can be stressful for a variety of reasons. While it is one of the most fulfilling jobs we can think of, it brings with it concerns for our clients that can creep up at all hours of the night. As with any professional whose heart is a big part of their service, our support systems are essential to our well-being.
Our support systems include our family members, staff, professional colleagues, neighbors and our friends. Without our supporters, we would be unable to continue doing what we love.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Enjoy your family and friends this holiday season. If you have any clients of your own or know of anyone who would benefit from our assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to hear from you and your referrals.
Mike, Nathan, Courtney, Christee, Katie & DaLene
Your Voyant Legal Team