I understand first-hand about the worry and concern that one experiences when a loved one is struggling with a serious illness or when our elders are aging, whether they are declining in health or living at home alone. I was fortunate enough to grow up with two sets of grandparents. A family member was always looking in on them or caring for them when needed. I thought about them all the time and wondered if they were ok, especially when my grandmothers were either living alone or at home alone most of the day.
When my mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over 25 years ago and my father died suddenly 4 years later, my world changed drastically. My siblings and I worried about the progression of our mother’s illness and if she would be able to manage financially.
Initially, finding the right doctor was a huge challenge and then the decision for treatment became a hot topic. My mother courageously accepted a trial drug which did prevented her from a steep decline. We researched and advocated for her every step of the way. I was grateful for her continued independence, yet I worried about the future as I did when I thought of my grandmothers aging in place alone.
Does any of this sound familiar?
I felt as if there were so many questions to be answered:
What if my loved ones could no long take care of themselves?
Would they be able to stay home, if so, who would take care of them?
Where would my loved ones go, if they could not stay at home?
How would I balance my family responsibilities, work and my mother’s needs?
How do we preserve their assets and pay for quality care?
What do we do when our loved one’s run out of money?
We understand your concern and that is why we are here!
Contact Elder Life Care Planning and put your mind at ease.
We can create a plan, walk you through it and make sure your loved one is taken care of – now and in the future.
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