Blog: May 2016

Honoring Aging Life Care Professionals!

{2:50 minutes to read} What does a 97-year-old woman with mild paranoia and beginning stages of dementia, a lonely 86-year-old WWII vet being taken advantage of by a woman who has befriended him, and an 87-year-old forgetful woman hoarding papers in a tiny apartment have in common? 
 
They are all Eddy & Schein clients who have benefited personally from the work of Aging Life Care Professionals, also known as Geriatric Care Managers. 
 

Planning for Life’s Unexpected Turns

When we are young and fearless, not yet feeling our own mortality, we do very little planning ahead. However, as we grow older and take on greater responsibilities, we begin to address the future differently. We may use that new foresight to develop a retirement plan for when we leave the workforce and create wills to provide for our loved ones when we are gone. What we often fail to prepare for are circumstances, whether due to an accident, illness, or mental decline, which interfere with our ability to make reasonable decisions and meet our daily needs. Anticipating that kind of a challenge requires only a few documents appointing someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf, and you are rarely too young to start.  
 
Power of Attorney (POA):   
 
A POA names an “agent” who can act as your financial and legal representative. There are three main forms of POAs, though their names and how they’re constructed may  differ from state to state.
 
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