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How We Can Help

Benefit review

There are critical financial decisions that must be made when developing a comprehensive plan. Understanding the financial issues involved in planning can help families avoid crisis-based decision-making, protect assets and ensure resources are directed to assist your loved one with a disability.

In order to manage financial resources, we assist families in assessing income, assets (resources) and public benefits.

Legal review

There is peace of mind in knowing your financial affairs will be responsibly handled and personal wishes respected, in the event a caregiver becomes disabled, incapacitated or unable to act on behalf of a loved one with a disability.
Peace of mind comes from preparing written documents, with the help of an attorney, that specify who is empowered to handle legal and financial affairs. Future Care Planning Services helps families understand options for legal planning, including:

  • Trusts—Supplemental Needs Trust/Community-Based Pooled Trust
  • Review of all legal documents, including Wills

  • Representative Payee Information and Guidance

  • 17-A Guardianship assistance

  • Burial Funding information

17-A Guardianship

When a person meets the statutory definition of intellectual or developmental disability that person may be the subject of a 17-A Guardianship proceeding. An Article 17-A Guardianship is a legal proceeding that takes place in the Surrogate's court of the county in which the person with I/DD resides.

There are less restrictive ways to serve a person with developmental disabilities. Available supports, entitlements and resources in the community may eliminate the need for the appointment of a guardian. Future Care Planning Services helps families evaluate all alternatives to determine the appropriate needs of the individual with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.




Health Care Proxies

The staff of Future Care Planning Services assists family members with understanding and preparing Health Care Proxies.

Health Insurance Planning

There are many options available to pay for health care needs. Health care costs are expensive and the Future Care Planning Services Specialist explains the options. 


Today, there are a myriad of housing options for individuals with disabilities, as well as for older adults. Finding or developing long-term housing options can be challenging. Housing options range from homeownership to skilled care facilities. Future Care Planning Services staff can guide you as you explore all the possibilities.

Community Supports

The Future Care Planning Services team helps families understand community support programs that can foster independence and enrich the life of a loved one with a disability.


"What a load off our mind to have this group initiate and help us through so many things we may not have thought of. Future Care Planning Services’ staff was knowledgeable, friendly and professional and very, very well-coordinated in handling each step of the process of guardianship. Their genuine concern for our daughter’s future care needs was evident throughout all our visits. It was a pleasure to work with this group."
– Carol and Stephen Schulz


“My interactions with staff at future care have been seamless, and I'm most appreciative of the support that I've received in navigating
this system of care for my mother.”


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