Everyone needs to plan ahead for what happens when they can no longer be called upon longer call the shots. Too many people only become concerned with estate planning near the end of their lives, but the truth is that it’s something they should be thinking about long before it may potentially be needed. Estate planning allows you to determine how your medical decisions will be made in the event that you can’t voice your wants and needs and it also uses different techniques to facilitate the transfer of your assets after you pass away. It’s essential to begin planning for the future, and there’s no time to do so like the present.
Are You A Caregiver?
Caregivers play a vitally important role for family members and loved ones who need help coping with a serious illness, an injury, or with the effects of aging. Unfortunately, caregivers often face a lot of stress as they put the needs of their family member “patient” first, above their own needs.
Conservatorship or guardianship could be necessary in circumstances where someone is incapacitated and needs a trusted person to manage his affairs. A conservator has tremendous responsibility and must fulfill his obligations to the best of his ability in serving the needs of the incapacitated person.
Coping With Alzheimer’s
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s changes life not only for the patient who has been diagnosed but also for family members who could become caregivers and who will have to cope with a loved one’s decline. It is important to respond right away when Alzheimer’s is diagnosed so you can make
Nursing Home Planning
As many as 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will some day need nursing home care. When you require care in a nursing home, this can have a major impact on every aspect of your life and your family’s life. You need to find a home that will provide you with a high level of care so you can maintain
Hospice care can provide peaceful end-of-life transitions to people with serious illnesses. Hospice care not only provides support to the patient, but also provides support to family members. It is a far better alternative for many families when invasive medical care will no longer be curative and when
Life Care Planning Services
Life-care planning is a different kind of approach to responding to the chronic illness of an elderly person. The approach is a more holistic one, which is focused on meeting the needs of the elderly individual and helping both that senior and his or her family members to meet the challenges that a chronic illness can cause.
Many people do not understand how important Medicaid benefits can be if they become sick or can no longer live by themselves when they get older. While you may believe Medicaid is a program only for people with low incomes, even middle class and wealthy families often must rely on Medicaid to pay for nursing home care.
If you or a family member served this country, you deserve all of the benefits that you earned. Unfortunately, many veterans are not aware of all of the different programs and services that they could be entitled to take advantage of, or do not understand how to navigate the complex bureaucracy to claim earned benefits.