In case you haven't noticed... the holiday season is upon us! Turkey, pumpkin pie and all the trimmings are making their way to the family dinner table tomorrow and guests are arriving to spend quality time with their loves ones.
As you settle in with your family to express your thanks to God for the blessings of another year, take the time to check in with your elderly loved ones to make sure they are supporting themselves and assess any care needs they may have. In fact, none other than The Wall Street Journal considered this important matter in a recent article titled "Time for Elder Care?"
As you assess their needs, zero in on specific, practical solutions. For example, your loved ones might not need full-time care, but perhaps a housekeeper or even gift cards for a few restaurant meals might help. Also, don't forget to consider additional sources of assistance whether local, state, veteran, or specific group benefits.
Refer to the original article for more advice on this important topic.
As you check in with your loves ones, make the most of your time with them and enjoy the wonderful holiday season ahead!
Reference: The Wall Street Journal (November 4, 2012) "Time for Elder Care?"