Documents for Health Care and End-of-Life Decisions

When a tragedy strikes or there is illness and we don’t have our affairs in order, most of us will regret not having taken care of things ahead of time.  The truth of the matter is that most people procrastinate when it comes to getting legal planning documents in...

Beyond Wills and Trusts: The Other Three Documents Everyone Needs

When it comes to estate planning, you probably think of wills and trusts. But there are three other estate planning documents you should think about to make your plan complete: A Living Will A Health Care Power of Attorney A Financial Power of Attorney Planning for...

Giving Care When You Need It Too

When Lisa’s mom was hospitalized, her dad begged her to take care of her mom if he ever couldn’t. Of course, Lisa said “yes.”  Years later, when Lisa’s dad passed away, her mom’s hearing and eyesight had failed, she could no longer drive, and she had fallen...

Points to Discuss with Your Aging Parent

Your parents are aging, but you don’t have a clear idea if there is a plan in place for their care.  It is a difficult topic to broach. Let’s face it – no one wants to talk about death and the financial realities that come with aging. So, instead of having...

Four Steps to Choosing the Right Nursing Home

Choosing a nursing home for a loved one is an important decision and should be carefully considered. It is important for families to take the time to explore nursing home options and to carefully assess the nursing home facilities to choose the best care for your...

Feeling Squeezed in the Middle of a Generational Sandwich?

Raising your kids, working, trying to take care of yourself, and now caring for an aging parent? That makes you part of the “sandwich generation.” You are not alone—almost half of America’s 40- and 50-year-olds are in the same boat. Most of us have...