As we age, for planning purposes, people often ask about the questions they should be asking themselves and their loved ones.
Here are some questions for you to think about, which might help you identify goals and what is important to you.
- Do I want to leave an inheritance for my children?
- Do I want to make sure my spouse is taken care of?
- Do I want to stay in my own home?
- If I need help making decisions relating to my health care or finances, do I have the legal documents in place without the need for a guardianship?
- If I have a disabled child, do I have the planning in place to ensure he/she is taken care of after I am gone?
- Have I communicated my wishes to my loved ones regarding end of life decisions?
- Do I expect family members to help me as I age?
- What supports are available to help me live independent from my family?
- Will I be able to take care of my own needs without help from other family members or government programs?
- Do I have knowledge about the resources that are available to me to assist with my planning?
- Am I living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of myself?
- Do I have a plan in place in the event of an emergency?
There are many resources available to help you with these issues. Please contact your elder attorney for assistance.