As your loved one progresses in age, it is inevitable that questions about the future arise. Broaching the subject of how your care recipient would like to live out their remaining days if they can no longer offer input, is not easy. Most caregivers attempt to have this difficult conversation more than once, often finding that their loved one is quick to change the subject.
The list of what ifs are not meant to cause your loved one emotional distress. They should help to facilitate a plan so that their wishes are carried through and you’re not left guessing what they might have wanted.
Before discussing your options with your loved one, you may consider seeking a legal professional to address the possible situations and aid in the planning. Visiting a lawyer on your own will allow you to ask whatever questions you want without feeling uncomfortable…
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