Eldercare Resources
The Eldercare Resource Articles above are written to help you understand the need for and the process of planning for long term care.

There are four key steps to successful long term care planning.

1. Knowledge & Preparation 2. Proper Funding
3. Using Long Term Care Professionals
4.Creating a Personal Care Plan and Choosing a Care Coordinator

  Elise Dixon, Esq. Barclay, Dixon & Smith, P.C.

Elise Dixon, EsqElise Dixon, Esq., is a Partner at Barclay, Dixon & Smith, P.C. Her firm offers complete estate planning and elder law services including Medicaid planning and VA benefit consultation in the Metropolitan Chicagoland area.

Elise is devoted to preparing seniors and the people who love them for the financial, physical and emotional changes that come with growing older, as well as providing sound legal counsel in times of family or economic crisis. Elise understands that each client has their unique financial, family, medical and emotional circumstance, all of which is considered in developing a plan for each individual. Ultimately, her aim is to relieve her client’s fears and provide them with peace of mind from knowing a plan is in place for the future for them and their loved ones.

Contact us today if you have immediate needs in any of the following areas:

client testimonials

"I find Elise to be extremely knowledgeable, helpful and thorough. She is a very good listener and doesn’t judge. She is extremely patient and has listened to all my family stories over the years without making judgments or offering her personal opinion. Instead, she has offered me solid legal advice based on my situation.”

“We communicate a lot through email and she is quick to timestamp my requests and document the changes. She has compiled my estate plan on a disc that even includes pictures of tangible items that I want distributed. The disc makes it easy for me to provide copies to trusted individuals who need a copy of my wishes.”
“I could not be happier with her service." ~ Charlene Williams , Estate Planning Client

“Elise is a very thorough person. She is pleasant, patient, understanding and willing to go the extra mile to help her clients get the services they need. She always makes me feel important by making herself available for whatever questions I have. I always feel comfortable that she knows what she is doing, not just because of her experience in school, but because of her experience in the workplace as well. “

“I have used my Estate Plan to refer other clients to her. It is a good example of her professionalism in putting together a good plan. I am very comfortable referring her to others.” ~ Robert E. Wells, Estate Planning Client

“Attorney Dixon is fantastic! She handled some real estate business for me. I was very well pleased with her service. She took personal interest in what I needed and responded quickly to my request. She is very nice and a great attorney. I am very satisfied with the work she did for me.” ~ Ralph Parr, Real Estate Client.

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Elise Dixon, Esq.
Barclay, Dixon & Smith, P.C.

39 s. LaSalle, Suite 900,
Chicago, IL 60603

1817 E. 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649

Free Initial Consultation
Call: (312) 553-0336

Fax #: (312) 553-0127

Email: edixon@barclaydixon.com
Web: barclaydixonsmith.com
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We will make in-home visits for mobility challenged clients

 about the IlCPC

The Illinois Care Planning Council is dedicated to helping families recognize the need for long term care planning and to helping implement that planning.

Integrity, honesty, and a genuine concern for those who are in need of (or may need) long term care are at the heart of our services.