Last week we had the opportunity to speak at the Emory Brain Health Center’s Parkinson’s Lunch and Learn. Thanks to our friends over there for giving us that honor! Of course, the topic we chose was “Don’t wait! The importance of an aging care plan.” It is a topic near and dear to our hearts and one we find ourselves talking about non-stop. Why is that?
About 5 years ago Paul Demick and I started Caring Companions of Atlanta and quickly came to a realization. We’d visit a family that called us about home care and, inevitably, the conversation would morph into a larger dialogue about the many important topics aging people face. Yes, home care was an immediate need. But what about so many other things that burdened them? Or, even things they had never considered to address as they age?
Planning and Choices
We all want choices at every point of our lives. Choices give us the power to forge our own path and not succumb to an unfamiliar or undesirable outcome. That was the impetus of “Don’t wait! The importance of an aging care plan.” A desire to empower all those we can with a message to make a plan and have choices as they age. Choices to live where they choose…choices to ensure their assets end up in the hands of those they love. Choices to have resources to help them get the help they need.
Planning is critical to many stages of life. That importance escalates as we age.
We had a great turn out and want to thank the staff at the Emory Brain Health Center for the invite. If you know any groups you want to hear the “Don’t wait! The importance of an aging care pan,” message, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and ask us to come give the talk. Our passion lies in helping older adults be prepared…and we would be happy to come pay you a visit!