Caregiver: Did You Take Care of Your Planning?

Caregiver with Elderly Man

I meet many people who are in their 80s and 90s, and almost all of them are facing some kind of health challenge. I focus on making sure that my clients have a plan for both what happens when you die and what happens when you live and need help with care and paying your bills.

Since most of my clients want help from their adult children they permit me to talk to their adult children, therefore as an Elder Law Attorney, I spend most of my time talking to caregiver children. Caregivers, are kind giving people who are overwhelmed. Most Caregivers put themselves last.

It is not uncommon in my office to spend months and sometimes years helping a caregiver manage their parent’s finances and care, and after the parent is gone they tell me they need to get their planning done. Caregivers know how important it is to plan in advance, yet they often put it off.

This is a reminder to each of you to take some time to plan for yourself, don’t put your children through the stress of planning at the last minute. Give me a call, for any caregiver child who calls before the end of the year I am providing a 20% Discount on any estate plan.

About the Author Martha Patterson

Martha Patterson is a California Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She focuses on Elder Law, Asset Protection and Estate Planning. She is a Member of NAELA; Past President of Southern California NAELA. Featured on CNN, Good Morning America, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, and radio stations KABC, KNX, and KKLA. She overcame incredible objections and enabled Kerri and Julie Kasem to visit their dad radio host Casey Kasem. She is a frequent lecturer for NBI, and is a at MCLE events, and public forums.