What will happen when your parents can no longer take care of themselves?


Conventional wisdom is that most people put off getting their affairs in order because it is a hard subject to talk about. This means adult children will have a difficult time when they need to take over the care of their parents.

This article from Kiplinger’s, 4 Key End-of-Life Documents to Get in Order lists the four main documents necessary for adult children to have in hand so that they can effectively take care of their parents when the time comes.

  1. Durable Power of Attorney
  2. Health Care Proxy
  3. Medical Information Release
  4. Living Will

A different way to look at the conventional wisdom is that while it is necessary to get the proper legal documents prepared, etc., it helps to have your parents involved in the process as much as possible. That is why you need to talk with them sooner rather than later.

Read Kiplinger’s, 4 Key End-of-Life Documents to Get in Order and start a conversation today.

If you need help with how to start a conversation, call Physician’s Choice Private Duty at 402-331-2273.