Things to Know When a Loved One Enters a Nursing Home

Nursing Home Care Plan | Geriatric Care Manager

Most people want to age in place and, for the most part, that is possible. Yet, chronic conditions, declining health and dementia make it necessary for a spouse or parent to go into a nursing home. We offer extensive assistance with long-term care planning for seniors, but it’s vital to have peace of mind that your loved ones are being cared for.

It’s a natural to ask: How can you make sure that your family member is getting the best care possible? Here are some things you can do:

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Protecting Mom and Dad When a New Love Appears

How You Benefit from Powers of AttorneySince people are living longer, it is not uncommon for widows and widowers to live 5, 10 even 15 years after a spouse dies.

After a while, needlework, gardening, grandchildren and traveling may not fill the void. Mom or Dad will want some companionship. While many men and women have established wonderful relationships the second time around, there are times when a companion is more interested in Mom or Dad’s assets, than in Mom or Dad.

There are steps that a concerned adult child can take to prevent a companion from separating Mom and Dad from his or her hard-earned money, though the assistance of an elder law attorney can be essential for effective senior asset protection.

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