The decision to “age in place” is not likely one you or your caretakers can help you make in crisis very well. Like most big decisions regarding your health and well-being, your housing needs as you age need to be addressed early and often. Issues abound: practical issues; personal wants, needs, and concerns; family issues; financial issues; location issues; facility options; just to name a few. Most people don’t start thinking through the housing ramifications of a serious illness or event until it’s happening!
As many of you already know, trying to make life-changing decisions under fire – in crisis – is not very comfortable, nor are those decisions usually very satisfying to anyone. You and your caretakers may know what you would like to do if you become unable to care for yourself (either partially or entirely), but if you haven’t planned and investigated your options before the crisis or event, it’s unlikely you and your family will be very happy with the choices or the solution.
This early September Forbes article does a great job in addressing how and when to plan, and offers good advice for families who may be dealing with some of these decisions in the future.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2014/09/03/is-aging-in-place-a-pipe-dream/?utm_source=Next+Avenue+Email+Newsletter&utm_campaign=40fd903a22-09_09_14_NextAvenue_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_056a405b5a-40fd903a22-165014273This blog is written by Bridget-Michaele Reischl, Attorney DECORO LAW OFFICE, PLLC www.decorolaw.com
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