No one likes planning for the future. It’s tedious, frustrating, and forces us to think about things that we perhaps would rather not. However, when you plan long-term care for seniors early, you will be less likely to have to make snap decisions or miss something later on.
When you begin to plan for the senior’s future, keep these key items in mind:
Paperwork: Even though organizing paperwork doesn’t sound like fun, it can avoid headaches in the future. Make sure that family members not only know where wills are located, but also know about bank accounts, insurance information, doctor information, and essential records. These items may be needed in a pinch should something unforeseen happen, but can be difficult to find if these documents are not in order.
Care Intentions: Often seniors put off decisions about long-term care. If their needs and wants are not communicated until there is an urgent situation, it makes it more difficult to arrange care for the senior. Have the senior consider if she would rather stay at home, move closer to family, who she would like to care for her, and other important wishes. If the senior would like to stay at home as long as possible, services such as those offered by Freedom Home Care can allow that to happen.
Try to encourage early planning to promote easy transitions in the future. It may be tedious today, but you will be grateful in the future for planning ahead.
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