It’s vital that we prepare for the future now.
As I am quickly approaching 50 years of age, I find myself thinking more about the long-term plans as retirement approaches.
I ask myself questions: Where will we end up living? What if we need an assisted living facility one day? Which one will we choose? And I’m thinking of how to make sure we have a plan for memory care or home health, if needed, to live out the best life that we can and be prepared. I’ve even just recently collected information about a long-term care policy.
It seems like just yesterday that I started my nursing career. I overheard social workers advising patients on preparing for the mature years of their lives, and I thought that I was so far off from thinking about that subject that I didn’t even pay attention.
The years have flown by, and now I have to start thinking about the next half of my life. Maybe you do, too.
In this issue, we provide detailed information that you need to know about elder care facilities, “aging in place” at retirement communities and even end-of-life issues when hospice is needed. This feature is meant to be a guide for people who are seeking answers and for anyone who doesn’t even know the right questions to ask.
This entire issue is packed with great information, so make sure to check out all the special articles in our sections. They each have great ideas as we look into a new year!
Hoping you all have a very merry Christmas. See you next year!