Health Care Resources for End-of-life Planning
Does your family know your wishes in the event of an emergency? Have you made eldercare decisions? Learn about the critical choices everyone needs to make about their health care.
Bad things happen. We cannot predict or control them, but we can control how we react to them. And once through it, it's wise to reflect on that event or circumstance to see what the experience has taught us. Being productive during these sometimes-monotonous days (is it Monday or Saturday? syndrome) is critical to keeping our sanity. The feeling of accomplishing something you haven’t done before, (or have put off for a long time) can be extremely satisfying!
Do you have elderly parents? Are they of the age where falls are occurring, or trips to the ER are becoming sort of frequent? Has their mental capacity diminished? For many of us, these are the realities we face. It brings imperative scenarios we must think through, especially during this challenging time.
For many, the word “estate” conjures up thoughts of a sprawling mansion. In reality, it doesn’t matter if you own a mansion or a mobile home. Estate planning is simply a fancy name for a plan to make sure that your property and health care wishes are carried out when you die.
In a recent report we touched on the importance of keeping certain financial documents. Today, we are taking a deeper dive into what you should keep and for how long. We'll also give you suggestions on where to store documents, and when they are no longer needed, how to get rid of them.