Douglas R. Jones (Doug) and Cynthia Orlicek Jones (Cindy) are married attorneys who have practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning and elder law since 1987.
Doug & Cindy have not only helped hundreds of families with their estate planning and elder law needs over the years, but have personal experience with these issues as well. Cindy served as primary Family Caregiver for her declining Mom for several years. With the help of family and a few non-medical caregivers during the last few months, Cindy was able to honor her Mom’s wish to stay at home instead of receiving a facility level of care.
Doug’s Mom suffered a massive stroke after having heart valve replacement surgery. As a result of the stroke, Doug’s Mom required a Nursing Home level of care, so Doug served as her Advocate to ensure that she received the care that she needed. During her remaining months Doug’s Mom went from hospital to Nursing Home, back to hospital, then to in-patient hospice facility.
Over the years Doug & Cindy found that their clientele need one of the following three plans:
Elder Care Protection Plan
This is for older adults looking ahead to future care needs. Get a head start on protecting assets and laying the groundwork for your financial legacy. Are you healthy and living at home with no assistance and wanting to age in place; maybe you’ve been recently diagnosed with a chronic illness but still able to manage self-care activities; maybe your concerned about the cost of future long-term care. If so, this plan is for you.
Life Care Plan
This is for Loved Ones in declining health. Protect the well-being of Loved Ones facing long-term illness or disability. If you or your Loved One are having difficulty with self-care activities, unable to live at home without assistance, increasing your reliance on family caregivers, and looking for ways to pay for long-term care, this plan is for you.
Crisis Care Plan
This is for Loved Ones needing immediate care. Make immediate arrangements for a Loved One’s long-term care and safety. If your loved one is dependent on others for self-care, in need of long-term care outside the home, completely reliant on family or professional caregivers, and must take action to pay for care without bankrupting the family, this plan is for you.
Elder Law Practice Channels
Doug & Cindy publish free information to their clients via the following channels. You can access any of these by clicking on the links below.
Doug & Cindy regularly discuss issues of interest to their clientele, which are broadcast on YouTube and FaceBook channels.
This is an area where those providing and managing care for a declining Senior share words of wisdom and offer encouragement to other caregivers. AR Residents Only.
Elder Law Practice Blog
Doug & Cindy discuss topics of interest to those who are assisting declining parents or are doing planning themselves.
Seeing that these same families needed much more assistance than they were able to provide in their law practice, Doug & Cindy expanded their offerings to include more assistance with the planning part of the equation. In 2018, Doug & Cindy established Help Me Help Momma, which is a company separate and apart from their law practice.
Although it caters to the same demographic, Help Me Help Momma allows Doug & Cindy the opportunity to serve families nationwide. The primary goal of Help Me Help Momma is to provide information, online training and coaching to the adult children of aging parents.
Through their outreach via the Help Me Help Momma platform, Doug & Cindy offer information and training through several media channels:
HMHM YouTube Broadcasts
Doug & Cindy record weekly caregiver tips which are broadcast on YouTube and Facebook channels.
Starting in 2020.
Caregiver Connection Newsletter
This is a daily newsletter offering tips from other caregivers and discussions on matters of interest to those providing or managing the care of a declining Senior.
HMHM Facebook Group
An area where those providing and managing care for a declining Senior share words of wisdom and offer encouragement to other caregivers.
Where Doug & Cindy discuss topics of interest to Family Caregivers.
You can access any of these channels free of charge by clicking on the links above.