Eat Your Vegtables: Planning for Care
Planning for care can be very similar to being told to eat your vegetables. Pushing planning to the side of the plate is easy to do. Fear, anxiety, and time constraints all account for this procrastination. However, the failure to plan can result in needlessly spent money, lost assets, and overall lower quality of life. By creating a plan seniors are able to direct their financial future, choose the care facility that is right for them, and establish their healthcare wishes.
Watching our clients reap the health, financial, and mental benefits of having a plan in place is rewarding. The best approach is to take planning one bite at a time. We've listed our favorite resources to help get the ball rolling on your plan. Begin planning for you or your loved one's care and, you may find that much like broccoli, it's not so bad, even good.
- Met Life Long Term Care IQ Quiz is an excellent starting point to see where you are at in the planning process.
- MSN Article: How to Talk about Aging is concise, easy to read article that encourages readers to begin the planning process.
- Real Simple Article: How to Talk about Aging gives a step by step approach that should be edited to fit your particular situation.
- Forbes Article: How to Talk about Aging lists 5 things to do when discussing aging and creating a care plan. This article highlights the importance of emotional support.
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys will locate an experience and trusted elder law attorney in your area if you want to discuss your care plan with a professional. Also, there are helpful articles regarding wills, trusts, and healthcare directives.