It is complicated and stressful, but necessary for millions of Americans.

What is?

Discussing long term care with your loved ones.

What do I mean by long term care? Home health, nursing home, or other options for someone who has various health care needs.

And why is it complicated?

Because there are many issues from type of facility or service, to method of payment.


Because these decisions are often made during crisis and often reflect some one’s declining health.

We have written what we hope to be a very helpful guide to families who are faced with these issues:

A Consumer’s Guide to Long Term Care in Virginia

The book covers the following topics:

1. The differences between options / facilities

2. Questions to ask during your search

3. Legal documents that are helpful for this process

4. Methods of payments

5. Rights and Regulations under Virginia law.

And you can order your free copy by emailing or calling Mary Ann in our office. or 1-866-985-0098.

We hope you will consider these issues proactively, and believe our book will be a great place to start.

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at