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Planning for extended care is an important part of life

It is unfortunate but true that most older people will need some form of long-term care. While many Delaware residents may want to think that this scenario will not affect them, it is more than likely that it will. Rather than ignoring the possibility, it makes sense to plan ahead just in case extended care is needed.

Without a plan, loved ones may not know how to obtain or pay for the care that is needed. If a person became incapacitated to a point where he or she cannot communicate wishes, those loved ones can be in a difficult predicament. This example is why it is important to plan ahead. Plans can indicate where care should take place and, hopefully, explain how to cover the costs of plans.

If assisted living or nursing home care may be needed, individuals can plan ahead by visiting different facilities and considering the various options. These visits could also help people better understand the costs of care and how much money may need setting aside for this purpose. Though the idea of considering this possibility may not seem pleasant, it can still save a lot of time, confusion and emotional turmoil in the future.

Fortunately, planning for extended care can work alongside various parts of an estate plan. Delaware residents can appoint power of attorney agents, create living wills and utilize other documents to make care wishes known and to set aside funds for care. Many individuals do not fully understand such planning options, but elder law attorneys are available to help interested parties.

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