We all hope to live long and healthy lives. But as we age, our bodies change and we may face new challenges. This can be difficult to accept, but it’s important to remember that we still have rights and choices – even as we get older.
For example, did you know that you have the right to choose how you want to be cared for if you become incapacitated? Or that there are options for long-term care that can help you stay in your own home? Or that you can create an estate plan to protect your assets if you need to go into a nursing home?
Making informed decisions about our aging process can be difficult, but it’s so important. We need to think about our wishes for end-of-life care, how to make sure our family is taken care of financially if we pass away, and the tax implications of our estate plan. These are all big decisions, but they don’t have to be overwhelming.
Take some time today to educate yourself about your rights and choices as you age. It’s important to be prepared for whatever life throws our way. And who knows – maybe by doing some planning now, we can avoid some difficult surprises down the road.
Today my guest is Wendy K. Goidel, Esq. Wendy is an attorney with over 22 years of experience in the estate planning and elder law field. She has a unique perspective on the industry, having founded both the Goidel Law Group and Concierge Care Coordination.
Her goal is to help her clients age safely and successfully in the residence of their choice, by providing them with comprehensive care coordination services. She firmly believes that every client deserves individualized attention, which is why she takes the time to learn about them and their families before developing solutions that address their specific needs.