Westport Medicaid attorneys at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can provide personalized help with the process of planning for a move to a nursing home. The process of making a nursing home plan can be stressful, but it is important.
It’s best to make plans well before nursing home care is necessary so loved ones are not scrambling in a medical emergency to try to figure out which nursing home is a good one or which nursing home an incapacitated person would want. It’s also best to make plans well in advance of the time nursing home care is needed to make sure that you are able to pay for the costs of nursing home care without having to impoverish yourself.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can assist with addressing the financial and other issues that are involved in making a nursing home plan. Unfortunately, many people do not want to think about the possibility of moving to a care facility and so they will not be proactive about taking steps to plan for this future. This is why it can be so important for children to discuss with their aging parents the plans that have been put in place in case nursing home care becomes necessary.
How to Talk to Your Parents About Moving to a Nursing Home
A Place for Mom provides suggestions about how you can handle the difficult subject of making a nursing home plan with your parents. Some of their suggestions include:
- Having multiple small conversations over time: Having a big conversation in one sit-down can be stressful for your parents and can exacerbate the tension that can be associated with a discussion about nursing home plans. Instead of trying to address every issue at once, have multiple smaller conversations about your parents’ plan for the future so they can feel comfortable and not as if they are being bombarded or forced to make decisions they are not yet ready for.
- Share your own worries: Rather than telling your parents what they must do or giving them a lecture on the planning process, it can be better to discuss your own fears and concerns about their future. This can make your parents more comfortable because they won’t feel like they are being railroaded into making decisions. Further, many parents do not want to be a burden on their children and will be more receptive to trying to come up with a plan for nursing home care because they can see the impact that failure to plan might have on you.
Many parents are also uncomfortable talking about financial issues or health issues with their children. You may decide that you do not want to try to get your parents to talk about the specifics of their plan with you, but instead to talk with an expert about the planning process. This could involve encouraging your parents to talk with Westport Medicaid attorneys and helping them to find an attorney that can offer the guidance, advice, and necessary assistance with the planning process so your parents can get a plan in place.
Getting Help from Westport Medicaid Attorneys
Westport Medicaid attorneys at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can provide personalized, dedicated assistance with the process of making a nursing home plan. We treat the issue with the sensitivity that it deserves because we know how difficult it can be to contemplate giving up independence and moving to a care facility. We aim to make the planning process as stress free as possible, while protecting assets and ensuring that the right nursing home is selected.
To find out more about how our Westport Medicaid attorneys can help you with the nursing home plan planning process, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 860-548-1000 or contact us online to get personalized help and advice.