Emotions involved with caring for the elderly can seem almost as overwhelming as the finances. As your loved ones age, what topics must you be ready to discuss? Beyond money, you need to talk about independence and basic preferences for the way individuals want to live or die. So how does one begin to have Elder Care discussions?
Some ideas to get the conversation going
Prepare questions in advance
The latter specifies such details as desired types of services, viewing, the funeral itself and any memorials after burial. Also, does the funeral plan mention what money or burial insurance exists to pay for it?
Your family’s personal circumstances may necessitate dozens more questions. When creating this list, ask yourself well beforehand about everything you need to know if your loved one suddenly becomes sick or dies.
Plan a caregiving strategy together
Recognize everyone’s limits
Make sure everyone knows the plan
assignments in it.
These conversations can take – as well as save – a lot of time, energy and love. Having conversations like these while your loved ones are still healthy usually eases the burden for everyone if and when the moment comes for long-term care.