As we get older, thinking about retirement and aging can raise many questions, both for the person getting older and their adult children. Most start with, “how am I going to pay for…” How are you going to pay for all the care you may need and what are all your care options? It’s important to think about care management, not just for financial reasons but to ensure you get the best care possible for yourself or a grandparent, mother or father who may need it.
It’s never too early to get advice and it might be you are in need of advice now.
Care management advice is something we offer and should be something every family takes advantage of—unfortunately, very few families use this service and even then it may be well after the time when it would have been most beneficial. We work with geriatric care specialists and others who help families find the best and most efficient ways of providing care for a loved one. This professional adviser can act as a guide through the maze of long term care services and providers. The specialist has been there many times.
The family usually is experiencing it for the first time.
The need for care management becomes important when aging issues arise, such as difficulty moving about, dressing, bathing, eating, using a toilet, and medicating. The need for assistance may be caused by an accident, disease, disability, or frailty. Life doesn’t stop just because a person is in need of help.
We enter and leave this life requiring the assistance of others. And while most eldercare in this country is provided at home by family members, it is important to talk about it. know all of your options, and have a plan.
If you have concerns about facing long-term care needs for yourself or your family member, now is the time to schedule a free consultation with our office to discuss what and how to plan for this potential eventuality.
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