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Getting Started                

The Process --

Getting the help you and your loved one require is easy, involving a four-step process. The staff at Future Care will be there to assist you every step of the way.

Meeting 1:
Information about the program is provided, planning concerns are discussed and enrollment paperwork is completed. The family is provided with a list of documents that need to be provided at the next meeting.

Meeting 2:
The family and the person with a disability meet with the Intake Specialist, who facilitates a Letter of Intent Interview. The Letter of Intent, though not a legal document, is a personal history of the person with a disability from the caregiver’s perspective, as well as the perspective of that person. It is meant to be the starting point for planning, helping the family articulate the things that are important in ensuring a life of quality for their loved one. We capture a person’s day-to-day needs, hopes and dreams for the future and ask the family to think about what they would want to leave as their “legacy of love.”

"FCPS helped us obtain guardianship for our son when he turned 18. They led us step by step through the process.  We felt comfortable with the staff. Their knowledge, expertise and patience helped make for a smooth experience."
– Kelly Walters


 

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Meeting 3:
The family meets with the Planning Specialist to review benefits for which the individual may be eligible.  The Planning Specialist provides information that will enable the family to deal more confidently with the Social Security Administration.  The Planning Specialist and the family review the legal and financial planning done by the family and discuss how Supplemental Needs Trust, Wills, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Proxy documents may be used to secure the future of their loved one.  If the family is interested in petitioning for 17-A Guardianship, they meet with the Guardianship Coordinator.

Meeting 4:

The family is provided with a binder containing the Letter of Intent and Individualized Planning options.  They are reviewed with the Planning Specialist so the family may identify the next steps they choose to take.  Plan topics include: government benefits, Guardianship, Supplemental Needs Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Housing, Employment, Recreation, Transportation, and Burial.  Also included is feedback from the Consulting Attorney regarding legal documents that were submitted for review.

Future Care Planning Services, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
CONTACT US PHONE 585-402-7840 FAX 585-210-4048
Future Care Planning Services is a partnership of Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Al Sigl Community of Agencies and ARC of Monroe County