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Health care planning may lessen burden on families

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2018 | Long Term Care Planning

Many people want to make sure that their elderly loved ones receive the necessary care. While some Massachusetts residents may want to be able to provide the care personally, that is not always a feasible arrangement. Because of this possibility, it is wise for individuals to carry out health care planning.

In a recent survey, the majority of participants stated that they do not want their long-term care needs to cause a burden on their family members. Instead, they would prefer that professional services provide for their care. Planning ahead can help ensure that family members understand this desire, and it can also help individuals make sure that the funds for care are available so that loved ones do not have to pay out of their own pockets.

It is not unusual for family members to feel a sense of obligation to care for their elderly loved ones. In fact, the survey indicated that 75 percent of Americans anticipate having to care for a family member, and many of those individuals also think that they will not be able to provide the appropriate care. Caregiving can be demanding and stressful, and being able to follow a loved one’s plan can help lessen that stress.

Health care planning can involve many decisions, and some Massachusetts residents may have never considered certain aspects of their care before. Fortunately, they can gain assistance as they work to make the best plans for their lives. Certain estate planning documents can come in handy when making long-term care plans, and reviewing these options may be wise.


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