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. Yet, how can you make sure that your family member is getting the best care possible. Here are some things you can do:
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.