They took care of you at one point, now it's time to return the favor.
What place will best suit your mom or dad’s situation? If they are staying in their own home, or moving into yours, you may need to make modifications. If they plan on moving somewhere else, be sure and visit the place to get a sense of the staff, other residents and quality of care before committing. [Dig Deeper: All You Need To Know About Eldercare]
It might be a tough talk to have, but it’s better than the alternative: Not knowing how your parents want to be treated if they get seriously ill. Avoid that fate by helping them complete an Advance Directive, which includes naming a Health Care Proxy, creating a Living Will, Organ Donation. If they already created one, make sure you know where it is. [Dig Deeper: All You Need To Know About Advance Directives]
Apart from legal and medical forms (Will, Life Insurance Policy, POA, Advance Directive…) it’s important to get a handle on all the other paperwork in your parents’ life to make things easier in the long run (utilities, banking info, digital accounts and passwords, etc...). [Dig Deeper: All You Need To Know About Organizing Important Documents]
It might be difficult for you to think about a funeral at this point, but for all you know your parents know exactly what they want. All you gotta do is ask.
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