For Adult Children
Are your parents aging? Are you unsure of where to start planning for their care? Don’t know what options are out there?
Starting the conversation about end-of-life care can be difficult but can provide peace and preparedness for expected or unexpected situations down the road. The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Their site has resources that can help you start the conversation.
Be prepared. Can you answer these questions?
- Do I know what my elder’s wishes would be if she or he were unable to make medical decisions?
- Do I know where important documents, such as insurance, wills, or financial statements are located?
- Do I have the authority to take over his or her finances if the elder in my care can no longer manage money?
- Has the elder set up legally binding documents stating his or her wishes about health care decisions?