How to Plan Early to Care for Elderly Parents

Are you a baby boomer getting ready to enter the go-go years of retirement?

If so, what is your plan to help care for your elderly parents?


My guess is this may not be your idea of retirement. Right?

Guess what? I doubt it's you parents' idea either. Studies show that most everyone wants to age in place or maintain their independence for as long as they can.

Now is the time for all of you to begin to plan so that they can live independently and you can enjoy your g0-go years of early retirement.

To help, I've added a new resource to the Retirement Answer Library. It's called Caring for Elderly Parents. This is where you should start.

It provides a framework to help you and your elderly parents address the issues they may face.

Key points include:

  • A list of possible resources to help your elderly parents maintain their independence.
  • Most communities provide a range of eldercare support services that can help with things like chores, meals and more.
  • Senior center programs and transportation services are available in many areas at reasonable costs.
  • A list of items you should consider for home health care.

It is a great compliment to the housing due diligence worksheets already in the Retirement Answer Library. These include:

  • Independent Living Community worksheet
  • Continuing Care Retirement Community Worksheet
  • Assisted Living Community Worksheet
  • Skilled Nursing Home Worksheet

Listen to my recent podcast interview on the subject here.

Access to the Entire Retirement Answer Library is Free.

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