Are you noticing any concerning or alarming changes in your older loved ones over the Winter months?
The Holidays and the Winter months that follow can be a challenging time for all of us. It sometimes happens that we begin to notice some initially concerning changes in our loved ones during this time.
You may also be concerned about some of the physical or mental changes that you noticed during the Holidays or as the weather affected your family member’s ability to get out which might indicate that your loved one’s health is in decline or that his or her ability to live at home may be in jeopardy.
Maybe mom or dad seemed confused or had trouble remembering basic things. Perhaps you noticed that your older loved one was having a hard time getting around, is struggling with his or her hygiene, or appears to be in pain. Or, maybe you’ve noticed some changes in yourself that have you concerned for the future.
It’s often during the holiday season and following winter months when families are faced with the frightening reality that someone they love needs help.
If this is a situation that you are currently grappling with, we want you to know that we are here to support you.
Each family situation is different, and we can help you create a unique plan that ensures your older loved one is well taken care of, that your family can afford any long-term care expenses that are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance, and that your older loved one stays as independent as possible for as long as possible.
Those planning strategies include:
- Creating necessary legal documents for the protection and care of a loved one such as Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Healthcare Directives.
- Accessing public benefits such as Medicaid or Veteran’s Aid & Attendance to pay for long-term care.
- Mapping out what kind of care your loved one wants or doesn’t want—including what quality of life and independence means to them so that their wishes are honored, and your dignity is preserved.
- Developing legal and financial plans to help care for a loved one with a disability comfortably at home.
- Developing and implementing plans for placing a loved one in a desired senior community, assisted living community, or long-term care center.
- Legally protecting assets for the benefit of children or a healthy spouse still living at home.
- Determining the best legal and financial strategies to meet the family’s goals on both a short-term and long-term basis.
If we can help you get started, just call the office at 877-653-3450 and ask to schedule a consultation.
There’s no stress or pressure to move forward with legal services at this meeting; it’s simply an opportunity for you to ask your questions, learn your options for long-term care here in Ohio, and gather your facts so you can make decisions from a place of knowledge and empowerment.
We look forward to helping you map out a plan that gives you and your family confidence and peace of mind.