What will you do if your mother or father has a stroke or a heart attack or has dementia and they lose the ability to speak?  Have your parents talked about where they would want to live or how they would want to be cared for if they could no longer speak up for themselves.

The truth is we are not all cut out to be caregivers.  The realities  of elder care can truly be an assault to our senses emotionally, physically and financially for both adult child and the elder parent.  Don’t despair there are many lifestyle,  care and support options to choose from including family members or using help from outside the family. You may never need to put your plan into action but wouldn’t it be nice to have the peace of mind knowing your prepared when the time comes.

Call today to book a consultation to strategize  how you will manage later life care. 604-876-3906

If you are age 40 you most likely have parents who are nearing age 65 to 70.

One thought on “If you are age 40 you most likely have parents who are nearing age 65 to 70.

  • March 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    “Be prepared” I believe is the mottot for Boy/Girl scouts . I believe that adgage to be even more true as we get older. We do tend to take more precautions as we are more aware of the pitfalls -of-life as I like to call them because we don’t see them coming. I think basically people are positive – partly because as Mark Twain said 80% of the things we worry about never happen. I believe that but as well ;.it doesn’t hurt to be again prepared

    I often use the example of buying a car – I”ve done it twice in my 68 years – and I berate myself after for not making a better deal. Later I realize that it isn’t every day I buy a car (and if I did I would be very good at it) and why should I be proficient at something I have no experience in doing.

    By the way I understand there are what might be called “car buyer navigators” – who specialize in doing just that – buying cars.

    I often think what about other areas of our life that we need to see the “pitfalls” that aren’t obvious to the average person because they haven’t travelled that road before. How necessary and nice it would be to have someone, a guide, not just a map to see you through who has an idea of what is happening up ahead, who knows the terrain.

    People who have been through health problems are often heard saying the health concern itself was an awful experience but dealing with the health care system was a night mare.

    We need an advocate – a guide – a person to see us througth our trial /journey and be there for us technically, emotonally, and physically when the road gets bumpy and we don’t know what lies ahead.


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