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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Explains What Hospice Care Is, And That Everyone Is Entitled To It.

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, focuses her attention on the often-misunderstood end-of-life care known as hospice.

DECATUR, GA, January 25, 2023: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “What Is Hospice And How To Pay For Hospice Care,” in which Ms. Pawley addresses this misunderstood topic.

Pawley writes, “In my work helping clients of every age and position in life plan for their end-of-life healthcare, I am often asked about Hospice care. There seems to be quite a bit of confusion on the subject which I hope to clear up here. “

“Hospice care is a necessary and vital form of palliative care,” Pawley explains, adding “that is, comfort care without curative intent. This means that the person in hospice care no longer has curative options or perhaps has chosen not to pursue treatment because the side effects outweigh the benefits.” As Pawley notes, “Typically, hospice care is provided for patients whom their doctor believes has six or fewer months left to live. Of course, sometimes hospice care is provided even though the patient may live longer than six months.” She also adds, “While it is typical for a doctor to refer a patient for hospice care, anyone—whether it is a family member, a friend, a member of the clergy, or a physician—can refer someone to hospice.”

“Let me assure you,” says Pawley, “that hospice care is available to everyone, regardless of the ability to pay. Hospice care is fully reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid and many other types of health plans, including health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), and other private insurance.”

Pawley also explains that “All Medicare-certified hospices are required to offer 4 levels of hospice care depending on patient and caregiver needs. Level of care,” she adds, “is one of the many important things to consider when choosing a hospice.”

According to Pawley, the four levels of Hospice Care are routine home care, general inpatient care, continuous home care, and respite care. She gives a brief explanation of each level.

The entire article can be read at LINK HERE

About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm

The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.

About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M

As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.

Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.


Looking to find an experienced estate lawyer in the Georgia area who is skilled in asset protection and estate plan preparation? Shannon Pawley is an attorney in Georgia with expertise in estate planning and asset protection. Shannon can provide assistance with creating an estate plan to include making a will and how to establish a trust properly. If you have questions about asset protection or questions about making an estate plan, reach out to Shannon and she will be glad to help answer all the estate planning questions you might have!

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