Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At Intercoastal Consulting & Life Care Planning (ICLCP), we understand that life care planning can raise many questions for individuals and their families. Our aim is to provide clear, comprehensive answers to help you navigate through the complexities of life care planning. Here, you’ll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we encounter.

What is Life Care Planning?

Life care planning is a detailed, personalized plan that outlines an individual’s current and future medical and non-medical needs resulting from a catastrophic injury, chronic illness, or disability. It serves as a roadmap to guide patients, families, and healthcare providers in ensuring that comprehensive care and support are available throughout the individual’s lifetime.

Who Needs a Life Care Plan?

Life care plans are beneficial for individuals of any age who face significant health care needs due to a catastrophic injury, chronic illness, or disability. This includes conditions such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, chronic diseases, and other conditions that require long-term medical care, rehabilitation, and support.

How is a Life Care Plan Developed?

A life care plan is developed through a collaborative process involving a team of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, and other health care professionals as appropriate that work together with the life care planner. The process includes:

  • Assessment: A thorough evaluation of the individual’s medical records, current health status, and functional abilities.
  • Identification of Needs: Determining the individual’s medical, therapeutic, equipment, educational, and support needs.
  • Cost Analysis: Estimating the cost of these needs over the individual’s lifetime.
  • Plan Development: Compiling this information into a comprehensive document that guides care and financial planning.

What are the Benefits of a Life Care Plan?

A life care plan offers several benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive Care Coordination: Ensures all medical and non-medical needs are identified and addressed.
  • Financial Planning: Provides a detailed forecast of future care costs, aiding in financial planning and legal settlements.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Focuses on maximizing the individual’s independence and quality of life.
  • Peace of Mind: Gives families and caregivers a clear understanding of the individual’s needs and how to meet them.

How Often Should a Life Care Plan be Updated?

Life care plans should be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect changes in the individual’s condition, advancements in medical treatment, or changes in care needs. Typically, a review is recommended every 1 to 2 years, or after a significant change in health status.

Why Choose ICLCP for Life Care Planning?

Intercoastal Consulting & Life Care Planning offers unparalleled expertise in developing comprehensive, evidence-based life care plans. Our team of healthcare professionals and life care planners work diligently to ensure that every aspect of an individual’s care needs is thoroughly assessed and addressed. With ICLCP, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest standard of care planning and support.

How Can I Get Started with a Life Care Plan?

Getting started with a life care plan at ICLCP is simple. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation where we can discuss your specific needs, answer any further questions, and outline the next steps in developing a life care plan tailored to you or your loved one’s needs.


At Intercoastal Consulting & Life Care Planning, we are committed to providing you with the guidance and support you need for effective life care planning. If you have more questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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