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Are You Prepared for Elder Care?

When most people go through major changes in life, whether it’s new parenthood, college, graduation etc., there is a period of learning and preparation involved. Ironically, when it comes to caregiving and elder care issues, that same preparation and attention to detail is just not there. Although the majority of us will be caregivers at some point in our lives, very few of us are prepared for the realities of that situation.

No matter where you live, aging is an expensive proposition. More and more frequently, parents are having to rely on their adult children to bear the expenses for their care. With Americans living longer than ever before and health care costs on the rise, it’s critical that we take the steps necessary to prepare for this time period, in order to avoid financial devastation. Having a Care Plan in place is essential for survival.

A Better Life™, LLC helps clients prepare for aging and develops Care Plans for family members that will chart the best course of action, while providing contingency plans for the what-if’s in life. We help family members find the most affordable solutions for meeting their care needs. Call us today at 727-522-1975 for a Free Consultation and learn how a Care Plan can help you prepare for one of the most expensive times in your life.

Here is a heartwarming story from CNN about a daughter who is caring for her 96-year-old father with dementia, who now requires 24 hour care.

What Your Doctors Never Tell You…but REALLY Should!

How well you’re able to communicate with your Doctor is one of the most important parts of getting superior health outcomes. Advocating for yourself or a loved one isn’t always easy, because time is very abbreviated during typical medical visits.

A good Doctor-Patient relationship requires you to show up prepared and make the most of your time together. That means asking good questions, clarifying information and making sure you understand all of their instructions.

It also means being able to articulate your concerns quickly, clearly and succinctly, and communicating any changes in your health. By taking a more active role, you can help reduce medical errors and avoid costly complications.

Doctors never really tell you HOW to best prepare or make the most of those 7.9 minutes that you actually get with them, on average, although they really should! Learning how to become a better patient will dramatically improve your relationship with your Doctor and lead to far better results.

As part of the Educational Training & Coaching Programs that I've been developing, I created this special Doctor Visit Guide to help make every moment count during these medical visits and I'm glad to share it with you.

It includes a wonderful "Advocating Approach" to follow when talking to your Doctor, as well as an important "Doctor Visit Checklist" that will show you what to do before, during, and after medical visits.

How many times have YOU left the Doctor's office, only to realize on the ride home that you forgot to mention something really important that concerned you? I know how frustrating that can be! By following this Doctor Visit Guide, you'll be sure to get all your needs met and questions answered.

Make Every Moment Count with this Informative Guide on Preparing for your Doctor Visits.

CLICK HERE FOR FREE GUIDEBOOK

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Here's to your good health!