We had breakfast recently with a woman who has spent more than twenty years working with families as their loved ones approach the end of their lives, helping them navigate the decisions, medical choices and grieving process. She has a wealth of experience, and we may expand this relationship in the near future in the interest of serving our clients.
It was an eye opening conversation, to be sure, and reminded us of the many decisions families face as death approaches and the many ways in which we can prepare ourselves and our families before that difficult time arrives.
The New York Times published a thought provoking article over the weekend titled “Dying Shouldn’t Be So Brutal” that discusses many of these issues.
Beginning with detailed and intimate financial planning, we recognize clients’ needs for thinking about long-term care insurance, unexpected medical expenses, the importance of estate planning and thoughts on choosing in-home or nursing home care.
In Boulder, and many communities, great services and service providers exist to help families plan. For instance, Frasier Meadows Manor in Boulder is part of the Continuing Care Retirement Communities network of retirement communities. TRU Community Care has provided hospice services, home health, and grief support to Boulder and Broomfield counties since 1976. We also know and many estate planning attorneys, insurance professionals and tax professionals in our community.
It is never too early to start thinking about the future, planning for the worst, and then getting down to enjoying the best days of our lives. Please reach out and let us know how we can help you set your financial future in order.