The holidays are a wonderful chance to gather with loved ones and catch up on each other’s lives. For many adult children who live near their parents, regular check-ins are common to see if additional care is needed at home to ensure the well-being of their aging parents. For others who may have settled further from family, the holidays are a time for visits with aging parents that are few and far between.
To recap an article from AgingCare.com, holidays may be the only opportunity that family members have to personally observe older relatives and look for four red flags that a loved one might need some help at home. They include:
- Weight loss
- Changes in balance and mobility
- Emotional well-being
- Home environment
From an estate planning perspective, signs of decline in these areas likely indicate that it is time to have meaningful conversations about safeguarding your family’s financial legacy.
Estate Planning is a critical part of preparing for the future — for both expected and unexpected life events. Delaying hard conversations can often limit the options available to ensure financial and medical protection. Estate planning works best when it is proactive, instead of reactive.
Working with The Heritage Law Center is the best way to ensure that your family is clearly guided through the estate planning process and that the plans to safeguard their financial legacy are crafted in the most effective way possible.
Call our office at 617.299.6976 to set your appointment time for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation meeting. Schedule it while your family is together for the holidays this year. Estate planning is the gift of peace of mind — give it to your family this holiday season.