I’ve written a short book that can be read online in a flip-book format . I think you will find it helpful as you start the process of planning for long term care.
As people have shared their stories with me about their aging loved ones needing care, and as I’ve gone through that process with my father, I’ve made the following observations:
Seeing those we love reach a point in their lives where they can no longer take care of themselves is difficult.
Trying to be their caregiver is even more challenging.
Coming to the realization that we can no longer provide the care that our loved one needs is heartbreaking.
Not knowing where the money will come from to pay for the needed care is devastating.
As we progressed through these stages with my father we were blessed to be able to avoid the last one. I wrote this book in an effort to help you make sure that those you love will be able to say the same someday.
It's tough to think about and even more difficult to talk about. But it's critical that we do think...and talk about a time when we may not be able to care for ourselves due to illness, disability or the frailness of old age. Watch Rob Lowe, Maria Shriver, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Angela Bassett, Zachary Quinto and Jim Nantz share their experiences in this video by Genworth. Isn't it time to have the talk with those you love? GracePoint Long Term Care Planning can help.