Journey Stop #2 is what we refer to as the Serious Time Stage. This is when the time commitment gets "Serious". At this stage, you are spending between 3 - 6 hours per day helping your Loved One with their daily activities. Brief Recap of Journey Stop #1 In our last blog post, we discussed Journey Stop #1. If you have been helping a declining parent for some time, you may be … [Read more...] about Journey Stop #2: The Serious Time Stage
How to pay for the care you want When meeting with a Financial Advisor or Elder Law Attorney, it’s important to know what to ask. When attempting to implement your preferences that you crafted when doing your Bridge of Life Plan, this is especially true. The Financial part is the part of this plan that is most often overlooked. You can do a come up with the perfect design of … [Read more...] about Bridge of Life Planning (Part 3) – A Few Things to Discuss with Your Financial Advisor
This Planning Stuff is Really Important Creating a Care Journey Plan (CJP) is “the thing” that makes a Bridge of Life Plan work. For those of you who may have missed our previous discussions on Bridge of Life Planning, let me digress. In simple terms, a Bridge of Life Plan is an estate plan comprised of necessary Legal Planning Documents. The aforementioned documents are … [Read more...] about Create a Care Journey Plan
A lady that I spoke with last week told me a story that fits the typical profile. She and her siblings all worked and had a family of their own. Two of the siblings lived and worked out of state. All of the kids had their plate very full. The local child had done everything possible to help supplement care for Mom and Dad every available spare minute. Dad had Alzheimer’s and … [Read more...] about Momma’s in the Nursing Home – Now What?
It starts slowly. Your Mom or Dad just need a little care. You stop on your way to work in the morning to check on your aging parent since you live close. You help with a few tasks, then do the same in the evening on your way home. As their care declines more, you are spending a couple of hours in the morning and night. Then they begin to need even more care. You find … [Read more...] about Full Time Family Caregiver