If Momma is like 70% of the rest of America, she has never done any proper estate planning at all. If she has anything at all, it's probably just a Will. In all likelihood, she and your Dad prepared basic paperwork back when he was in the Military. (You were probably 5 years old at the time.) At best, she may have a very old Power of Attorney. This is plan is long since … [Read more...] about Bridge of Life (Part 5) – The Power of a Coordinated Plan
Bridge of Life planning is all about helping a declining parent get what they want during a period of decline of physical or cognitive health. If they (and you) are fortunate, Mom and Dad have already planned and have set forth what they want. In a perfect world, their plan includes where they want to be should they suffer a health crisis. Hopefully, they have also figured out … [Read more...] about Bridge of Life Planning (part 1)
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
If you are a Family Caregiver tasked with the responsibility of helping an aging parent with their care, you quickly realize that “This Health Care Stuff Costs Money!” It costs a lot of money to secure the proper care for your Loved One. Whether your parent is at home or is in a facility of some type, costs mount fast! Money is NOT the Issue (or is it?) Many people would be … [Read more...] about This Health Care Stuff Costs Money!
As you can see, this article is entitled, “Estate Planning for Momma - a Simple Way to Avoid a Cruising for a Bruising!” Some will laugh, but failure to plan can result in ‘a bruising’ from many unintended consequences. Oftentimes, no one sees these consequences coming. The purpose of this article is to educate & motivate the Senior and their family to do any necessary … [Read more...] about Estate Planning for Momma – A Simple Way to Avoid a Cruising for a Bruising