Distance Caregiving – Part 3

Distance Caregiving – D artfully shares some of their daughters’ financial stresses- including her own due to the housing market where she’d devoted 20 years of her career. It was becoming more difficult for us to help them out financially as we had been.

Quality of Elders Life

We told our parents we’d found a solution that would give them an exceptional quality of life. They wouldn’t have the worries they’d experienced the past year and would once more have some discretionary income with which to have fun. They could enjoy life again!

D described their current financial situation, value of the home, debts, their income, etc. The solution is the perfect place we found for both of you to live that fulfills all those questions we asked you. We explained that their daughters had spent months working on a solution and had gathered in Chicago last weekend to tour the five facilities I’d recommended.

We showed my parents the brochure of the retirement and assisted living community we’d chosen. It had a tropical feel and was very attractive. We showed them the floor plan of their apartment and went into the features and benefits of the facility. D explained how the sale of their home would create a trust from which the rent would be paid each month all the while earning interest. All of their expenses related to “room and board” were included in the monthly rental. Additional home care like medication management & whatever else they needed as time went on could be added to the rent like a cafeteria plan.

We explained why Illinois was the best choice. With three daughters living in that area and me an hour’s flight away, they would be able to spend more time with their family. (My Dad worked for a major airline all his life so he & Mom enjoyed air travel. However, the enjoyment of flying had been seriously hindered by security concerns. Long walks carting luggage through airport corridors had become much more challenging for my parents.) Their daughters didn’t get to see as much of them as we’d like because they didn’t fly as often anymore

Dad looked pretty hopeful while Mom looked worried. D & I went on.

Distance Caregiving and About the Author:

Terry Lynne Hale has over 30 years of sales, marketing, writing, research and training experience in a variety of industries. Terry thrives on sharing information and credits many authors with being instrumental in developing the person she is today. Passions include family, the Internet, pets, the planet, the Internet, writing, the Internet, publishing, the Internet, marketing, and the Internet. Her never-ending quest for learning led her to explore WWW after buying her first computer in 1995. Naturally, she wanted to share her enthusiasm for the internet with others. Her training and writing background fueled the passion that led her to write and publish her first eBook, Ageless Internet –Internet BASICS for Boomers and Seniors. It’s a simplified guide to the World Wide Web and is available for immediate download through Amazon or in all formats on Ageless Internet.

Terry’s experience sourcing and locating independent and assisted living for her parents was the beginning of her exploration into care giving and elder care issues. Subsequent assistance finding housing for loved ones of friends and family has cemented her interest in Boomer and Senior care. Terry is committed to getting the word out that it is possible – even preferable, to begin a search for this kind of housing via the Internet, thus her new position as Boomer Care Adviser for SilverCensus. With an invaluable resource like SilverCensus offering Free Placement Assistance for Home Care and Assisted Living, your efforts are streamlined, and you save time and money.

SilverCensus is an unbiased senior living and health services resource where consumers are educated on options, facilities & rights. Our services are completely free for seniors and their caregivers as well as Hospital Case Managers & Social Workers who are committed to proper discharge. Clients include assisted living residences, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing homes, home health care agencies, HUD senior housing & independent living communities. We also provide VA Aid & Attendance assistance for qualified Veterans and their spouses. Our Care Managers are available at 888-776-1311 or through the web at: http://www.SilverCensus.com.

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