Guided Life Care Planning Services is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost effective services possible. We are in-network with several health insurance plans (out-of-network arrangements can be made as well call for more information), veterans benefits (as part of the Veteran’s Choice/ Community Care programs with pre-authorization), we also accept private/out-of-pocket pay. All major credit cards, checks and cash are accepted.
Expert Help for Specific Needs
What is a Life Care Plan?
A Life Care Plan (LCP) is a detailed chronological review of the medical history, current status, and projected medical services. The LCP provides a comprehensive projected cost for future care based upon the established medical treatment plan. This involves a review of all medical records, contact with current treating providers and when appropriate, an assessment of the injured or ill individual. A LCP is recognized as a 'living document', and is based on published standards of practice. The LCP is most often used for litigation purposes (mediation or settlement.)
Plan development time may vary on a case by case basis
An estimated 70% of us will need care for more than 2 years. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, September 2008
Sometimes we like to take life as it comes, but overall, planning ahead creates the best outcomes
Have you ever considered some of the following questions?
- How do I plan for the fact I may need help someday?
- Where will I live? At home? Senior Community? With family?
- Who can help me if my spouse or family can't?
- How much does home care cost and how does it work?
- What kind of senior living community is right for my needs, my budget and my lifestyle?
- What else is important to know?
Guided Life Care Planning Services provides litigation support through:
- Life care plans
- Life care plan reviews or rebuttals
- Recommendations for other needed medically-related experts
- Deposition and trial testimony
Once we are retained, a board certified life care planner is assigned to your case based on factors such as age of individual, diagnosis, timeline, and parties in the case. We then review available medical records and pertinent legal documents. The GLCPS care planner performs an Independent Medical Evaluation and interviews family members involved in the individual's care. If available and necessary, treating physicians are consulted. The life care plan is then formulated. We are also available to evaluate an existing LCP.
Projected areas outlined in our LCPs may include:
- Medical care
- Therapeutic evaluations & interventions
- Equipment & supplies
- Orthotics & prosthetics
- Wheelchair needs
- Attendant & facility care
- Architectural renovations
- Transportation needs
- Case management
- Vocational needs
We primarily develop life care plans for individuals with:
- Birth injuries
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Chronic pain
- Neurological / brain injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Toxic exposure
- Visual disorders