Family Eldercare to offer advance care planning for lower income Texans

Family Eldercare’s Guardianship program is the proud recipient of 2020 funding from Texas Bar Foundation to support providing advance care planning services for lower income Texans at low to no cost.

Advance care planning can bring a sense of peace for individuals and their loved ones by providing guidance and direction in the event of a life-altering emergency or at the end of life. However, not everyone has the same access to information or legal services to help develop this important documentation.

Each year, Family Eldercare provides comprehensive Guardianship services for individuals who no longer have the capacity to care for themselves and who do not have a family member who can accept the responsibility to make their health and financial decisions. We accept these clients regardless of the size of their estate and their ability to pay. To help prevent the need for guardianship, Family Eldercare’s in-house experts are expanding their offering to provide advance care planning services to the community. These funds, along with support from the St. David’s Foundation, will allow Family Eldercare to launch the program this summer.

We are grateful to partner with so many legal organizations and philanthropically-minded individuals in the Travis, Williamson, and Hays counties to meet the extensive need for guardianship services, and we are pleased to expand our offering with advance care planning services with the support of Texas Bar Foundation. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.

 

About Family Eldercare:

Recognized experts in the field of aging, Family Eldercare is a community mission-based organization that has proudly served Central Texas since 1982.  Family Eldercare provides a continuum of services to more than 6,500 older individuals, adults with disabilities, veterans and their caregivers annually. 

 

We believe that all Texans, regardless of age or ability, should thrive with dignity and purpose. Family Eldercare services focus on maintaining safe, affordable, and stable housing in the least restrictive environment possible; preventing abuse, neglect, and exploitation; promoting health, well-being, and dignity; and supporting people living on a fixed income.