For those on the cusp of moving into a suitable living facility and those who have already made the transition.
What place will best suit your situation? If you’re staying in your home, or moving into someone else’s, you may need to make modifications. If you 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]
The components of an Advance Directive include: Naming a Health Care Proxy, creating a Living Will, Organ Donation and other medical odds and ends so you family isn’t forced to make these tough decisions. [Dig Deeper: All You Need To Know About Advance Directives]
Regardless of what you’re currently experiencing, it’s always a good time to have an updated Will at the ready. [Dig Deeper: All You Need To Know About Creating A Will]
Alleviate any concerns regarding your finances during this transition by naming a Power of Attorney. If something happens to you this person will be able to pay bills, manage bank accounts, oversee investments, sign contracts, and file your taxes. [Dig Deeper: All You Need To Know About Naming A POA]
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 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.
[Dig Deeper: Pre-Planning a Funeral]