Our aging population has specific concerns they must face. Health care needs and understanding options available to pay for increased medical costs tops the list and can be complicated. Wealth preservation through the development of a long-term care plan is a critical step. Older adults want to remain in control of their medical and financial decisions for as long as possible. Without proper planning, a guardian and conservator may be appointed. The process can be complicated and avoided completely with proper planning. Knowledge is key and a consultation with an elder law attorney can help family members feel comfortable with the decisions that must be made.