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    Seniors will benefit from planning at the holidays

December 9, 2020

Seniors will benefit from planning at the holidays

The holidays represent a wonderful time for families to begin preparing for the future needs of their senior loved ones. Extended families are together, first, and it’s often during those times of family celebrations that they begin to see the needs of their senior loved ones. Following are tips to share with your clients to help them get their loved ones started planning.

1. Discuss a senior’s wishes. You’ll need to know what an older loved one wants before beginning the planning process. If families are having trouble getting the conversation started, they can go to www.4070talk.com for tips.

2. Help seniors assess their health. You can tell a lot about senior’s future needs by determining where they are today physically, emotionally, and mentally. Seek an assessment from a doctor or geriatric care manager.

3. Include siblings. To maintain family harmony, make sure that siblings and other important family members or friends are included. It will help alleviate stress for all involved.

Did you know that more than four of 10 adult children (44 percent) would like their parents to live with them if they could no longer care for themselves, but only 17 percent of seniors would opt to live with their children? That’s according to a recent online survey conducted for Home Instead Senior Care.

For more information and tips, go to www.stagesofseniorcare.com and be sure to let your clients know about this important resource as well

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