An estate planning attorney can help you understand the need for proper planning ahead of time. As your elderly loved one continues to age, you have probably taken care to make sure that she has planned for the future. This may include making sure that your loved one has an estate plan in place, is still able to handle finances, and continues to stay as healthy as possible.
What happens when your elderly loved one begins to suffer memory loss? As your loved one begins to quickly forget, it can be difficult to get the important information that you need. Take the care to make sure that your loved ones usernames, passwords, and PINS are recorded ahead of time.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you know your loved ones PIN numbers?
- Does your loved one pay all of his or her bills online?
- Are there a lot of automatic payments set up?
- Does your loved one have important account information written down?
- Do you have a list of all of your loved ones payment accounts?
- Do you know all of your loved ones online account usernames and passwords?
- Is your loved beginning to forget important usernames and passwords?
If you take the time to handle all planning affairs for your loved one ahead of time, you can minimize a lot of time and stress. Speak with your loved one gradually about the need to document important information. Consider taking your loved one to meet with an elder law attorney to discuss her individual needs.
An elder law attorney can help you better understand the need for important account information as well as overall planning for your elderly loved one. If you have any questions, consult with a qualified elder law/estate planning attorney.