Welcome Senior Planning Council of the Desert

CaCPCA State Care Planning Council is a single source of community care providers and advisers who help the public deal with eldercare needs. State councils provide a platform for local groups of providers and advisors to offer the following services:

  • Educate the public on how to plan for long term care
  • Provide a local source of 15 to 20 different eldercare services through one single state contact
  • Promote a recognized name offering reliable services

State Council Advisory Boards provide oversight and management of State Care Planning Council members in selected geographic areas. Each Board represents a spectrum of eldercare advisors or providers who are experts in their particular area of service. A Board is composed of companies or individuals representing anywhere from 8 to 20 specific areas of eldercare services. The number of specialties on an Advisory Board is dictated by the needs of the community in the geographic area the Advisory Board serves.

Each Advisory Board is supervised by an Advisory Board Director. Directors are chosen based on their experience and their desire to serve the community. Directors coordinate the activities of Board Members and other members of the State Care Planning Council in their service area.

monthly Planning For Eldercare Article

Include End-Of-Life Planning When Anticipating Long Term Care

May 12, 2016

A key deficiency in the process of planning for long term care occurs when seniors fail to provide for orderly distribution of assets at death and fail to let their family know what to do when the senior can no longer handle his or her own affairs.

Estate planning from a qualified estate planning or elder law attorney, a financial adviser who specializes in estate planning or a CPA planner, is the design of documents to provide the orderly transfer of assets and property to the next generation. Wills, living trusts and a myriad of other trust documents or business arrangements to avoid estate taxes, income tax and real estate capitol gains are some of the principal documents used. Estate planning also concerns issues of business succession or disability of a business owner.

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Mary Elaine Lanterman

Mary Elaine Lanterman
Area Director
Senior Care Planning Solutions

Phone: (760) 880-1890

Kerry Goss

Kerry Goss
Senior Helpers of the Desert
In-Home Care

Phone: (760) 343-5533

Marv Law, CLTC

Marv Law, CLTC
HealthBridge Insurance Solutions

Phone: (760) 345-4705

Kelly Muller, DPT

Kelly Muller, DPT
On The Move Rehab
Mobile Therapy Solutions

Phone: (760) 409-6383

Leann Dale

Leann Dale
Senior Living Options of the Desert

Phone: (760) 322-0322

Atria Palm Desert

Vicki Mariger
Atria Palm Desert

Phone: (760) 773-3772

El Camino Real Financial

Scott Lanterman, Retirement Income Specialist
El Camino Real Financial

Phone: (760) 861-2297

Clare Dune

Clare Dune
Vital Human

Phone: (760) 861-2297

Professional Law

Moinca Amboss
Law Office of Monica E Amboss

Phone: (760) 345-1494

HomeSmart Professionals

Wendy Lapham
HomeSmart Professionals

Phone: (760) 699-4899

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eldercare workshops

The council offers eldercare workshops for businesses and organizations. These workshops cover various eldercare services and can be tailored to meet your needs, from a 20 minute lunch meeting to a one hour seminar.

Below is a list of our workshops. Click on the title of your choice for a preview. If you would like to schedule a workshop presentation contact us at:

Toll Free : (888) 822-7799

About the State Care Planning Council
Home Health Care and Hospice Services
Non-Medical Home Care Services
Home Maintenance Handicap Remodeling
Elder Law and Medicaid Advice
Seniors Relocation & Downsizing Services
Care Management Services
Long Term Care Benefits for Veterans
Financial Planning For Long Term Care
Understanding Reverse Mortgages
Understanding the Need for Estate Planning
Understanding Geriatric Medical Care