It’s one of the hardest conversations you could have and yet it’s so important. As our parents and loved ones age, we often become caretakers for the ones who nurtured us for so many years. I remember when my Mom first started having heart issues. It was unexpected and frightening. She found that she had atrial fibrillation and had to get a pacemaker.
We were worried and she was worried, but, sitting down and having some very down-to-earth conversations planning for long-term care proved to bring us closer and made us feel more calm. This planning can be a complex process. Care Conversations recommends getting certain documents in place to make the process easier. For example, Advance Directives ensure your loved ones have a say in their future care. I was glad to know my Mom’s views on these matters and, as it’s such a personal decision, I was really glad to have her wishes known way in advance of a medical emergency.
My sister and I sat down with Mom, shared some laughter, some tea and some tears. Ultimately, knowing that we would be respecting her choices made my sister and I feel better about everything. Care Conversations is truly a wonderful resource to help plan and prepare for the future.
This video on Care planning is also very helpful.
Early planning goes a long way towards future peace of mind and heart. And, spending quality time with those you truly love is more precious than anything.
Join @ResourcefulMom on Wednesday, November 12 at 8pm EST to chat about these important conversations and get some tips on making the best decisions for your loved ones. RSVP for the #CareConvo Twitter party here.
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Global Influence. All opinions are my own.