We've created this section to help families, just like yours, who are looking for information to help them during this season of life. We know that there are many decisions that need to be dealt with and our intent is to make the process easier for you. Below you will find a series of Decision Guides that will help you navigate through this maze and guide you in making the right fit decisions for you and your loved ones.
As children, our parents worked hard and sacrificed for our well-being and livelihood. We were certain that one day it would be our turn to take care of them and sacrifice for them to live comfortably in their later years. But hold up…this is real life. We are already overworked, often underpaid and are sacrificing for our own children now.
You’ve made the decision to begin the conversations with your parent(s). Now, you’ve got to create the environment for this talk. First, reflect on the “why” behind your conversation and what the goals & action items will be. Think about how your parent(s) may react and be ready to respectfully handle it.
Let’s wrap up this blog series with guidance on how to make these conversations as smooth as possible. As you have this conversation with your Mom and/or Dad, there are 4 things that you can do to ensure the best possible experience. Be empathetic. Empathy means to identify with feelings, thoughts, attitudes of another.
OK, so you’ve talked with Mom or Dad about the necessary choices for their future and everyone is in agreement, whether it be an assisted living facility or nursing home. Naturally, each one of us in this situation is probably thinking, “How in the world will we afford this?” Let’s dive into this subject to give some perspective...
In the last post, we discussed different ways to pay for assisted living with options that may already be available to you, ranging from life insurance policies to paying with a savings account. But we know that people have different financial situations and none of the previous ways to pay for assisted living might be a reality.