Aging has benefits: the wisdom of a long life, the time to do the things you love, and the joys of being a grandparent. However, it also comes with its fair share of unique challenges, such as increasing health issues and concerns over the legacy you will leave behind. As you — or a loved one — move through the latter years of your life, you face unique challenges and heightened concerns about the future.
Seniors face various decisions and may confront unique challenges during the sunset years. If you or a loved one are approaching or in the latter stages of life’s journey, your choices can have lasting financial, health, and well-being impacts now and in the future. Hiring an elder law attorney can protect you or your loved one during your senior years and ease the family’s future burdens.
In September we celebrate both Grandparents Day and National Assisted Living week. In honor of the elder members of our society, we encourage everybody to take a step back and appreciate all that our senior community members provide in terms of experience and wisdom. We also encourage you to take this time to evaluate your (or your loved one’s) current legal and estate plan status.
Long-term care planning often presents a lot of financial difficulty to families. In fact, estimates from the National Institute of Health state that over 40% of persons who live to the age of 70 will spend at least some amount of time in a nursing home before they die.
A big part of ensuring that growing older comes with grace is forethought and planning. The elderly have a unique set of challenges as they navigate the golden years. This is because matters involving healthcare and asset protection can be so complex. In the event that you or a loved one are dealing with the ravages of dementia, the need becomes more urgent.
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