As you are getting older, you want to ensure that you’re going to be able to stay in your own house. You’ve heard negative stories about nursing homes and you’re comfortable in your home. It doesn’t make sense for you to uproot your life and trade it in for a high-cost, low-quality facility for seniors.
However, in order to age in place, you’re going to need a plan. Here are a few crucial steps to take to make sure you’ll be able to stay at home as long as possible.
Ask for Support from Family and Friends
First, you’ll need to reach out to your family and friends and see if they’d be willing to support you on your journey. Ask your family members if they will help you run errands, fix things around the house, pick up your medications, and care for you or find caregivers who will address your health issues.
Save Money for Future Needs
You may not be able to rely on Social Security alone, so you’ll have to save up money for your future needs including bills and caregivers. For this, you could consult an accountant who will help you find the best retirement plans and savings accounts to store your funds.
Fill Out the Right Legal Paperwork
If you become sick or incapacitated, you want to make sure that you’ll be able to access care at home and not be sent to a facility. By filling out a legal document known as an advance health care directive and having a power of attorney, you can guarantee your health will be handled in exactly the correct way.
Find an Estate Planning Attorney
If you need assistance with an advance health care directive, a power of attorney, or any other estate planning needs, contact the estate planning attorneys at Legacy Law Group in Eastern Washington, Spokane Valley, and Spokane itself. Reach out to us at (509) 315-8087 to get started.