The drama of aging parents is filled with scenarios and events that can undo our best efforts to keep everything together. One of the most unsettling of these challenges is trying to manage and direct their personal, financial, legal, and health insurance affairs. In this jungle of overwhelming confusion regarding bills, statements and other documents, things are easily overlooked, misplaced, or simply forgotten. And there is so much emotional energy wrapped around these various tasks. It can be exhausting, both physcially and emotionally for the adult child trying to go this journey alone.
In my continued quest to provide solutions for families who can’t see the forest for the trees, I came upon an excellent article in the Elder Law Attorney Newsletter. The article, Elder Law Attorneys and Daily Money Managers: A Unique Relationship to Help Seniors in the 21st Century, can give professionals and families options to address these many challenges so a community of concerned individuals are brought together. Reprinted with permission from: Elder Law Attorney, Winter 2011, Vol. 21, No. 1, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.