Laurie Adamshick is a partner in the Elder Law Practice of Rulon & Adamshick LLC, where she serves as an Elder Law Attorney specializing in Life Care Planning. In this role she helps guide older adults and their families through the maze of legal, financial and long-term care issues that arise when an older adult begins to need help with daily life. Laurie's expertise and perspective grew out of necessity during the years she served as primary caregiver and advocate for her late parents. Being present throughout each of her parents’ end-of-life journeys has given her tremendous empathy for adult children and others facing the prospect of helping an aging loved one through a long-term illness.Rulon & Adamshick is dedicated to helping families, through client-centered planning, find the best approach to paying for long-term care and preserving retirement assets. This may include Medicaid and Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance benefits planning. Since many families are confused and overwhelmed by the myriad issues that accompany an elderly loved one's care needs, the firm includes the services of a registered nurse and a social worker to provide coaching and guidance with navigating choices and making good decisions.Laurie is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Hawaii Estate Planning Council. She is affiliated with the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association and is a former Director of Hawaii Women Lawyers. She serves on the Board of Directors of Kokua Mau, a coalition dedicated to the improvement of care in Hawaii, and the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society. Laurie is a frequent speaker on elder law and care planning issues, and a contributor and service partner for KupunaWiki.com, an Oahu senior resource site.