Some people just don’t want to plan ahead or delay making plans. They don’t rehearse evacuating the house in case of a fire. They don’t have an earthquake kit, or a hurricane kit, or a storm kit. They put off getting an oil change on the car. They don’t refill prescriptions until the last pill is gone. And sometimes they don’t draw up a will or a trust or an advanced medical care directive, or other important legal documents.
What do you do if your parents are the King and Queen of Procrastination USA? Elder law attorney Martha Patterson has some tips about what you should do.
First have a family discussion. Yes, it’s true that some parents are very private but you must urge them to open up and talk about things. As Martha Patterson says, “the worst thing is when a parent dies or becomes incapacitated and never talked.”
Elder law attorney Martha Patterson offers a free consultation and $500 off any paid services when you contact her at her website www.ElderLawMom.com and this is something you shouldn’t put off.