Caring for Aging Relatives (Part 2)

Regina McCann Hess, CFP®, CDFA® |

Today we’re going to continue the conversation about getting aging relatives the care they need. (If you missed the first part of this series, be sure to go back and check out part 1!) Knowing the services and tools available to help your loved ones navigate the aging process is key to a smooth and successful transition for them—and the whole family. From skilled nursing to speech therapists and social workers, there are a lot of different ways that you can bring the right kinds of assistance to your loved one’s home.

Listen in as I share a few of the many services available, as well as how they would be able to help your aging relative and family cope with the workload and stress that comes with those later years. You will learn how to choose the right services, what needs to be done to ensure that care is appropriate and safe, and more.

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What You’ll Learn:

  • The many services available to help make life easier for aging relatives.
  • What’s available when it comes to home healthcare.
  • The benefits of skilled nursing and other specific home-care options.
  • What to do when choosing home healthcare agencies.
  • Why you might want to look into these resources before it’s necessary.
  • Who you need to contact when planning out services for your aging family members. 
  • Personal emergency response systems and how they work.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “Many people can continue to live at home if they can get the healthcare services that they need. There’s a range of home-help services available in many communities.” - Regina McCann Hess
  • “You want to look for key indications of service quality. Any good agency will ensure appropriate licensing, respectful care, and much more.” - Regina McCann Hess
  • “Programs like Meals on Wheels can assure that your relative is getting needed nutrition, but they also assure that there are periodic checks to ensure your relative is doing well.” - Regina McCann Hess


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