I recently appeared on Huffington Post Live to discuss “Elder Care for the Baby Boomer Generation.” Joining me on the segment was TWEAK IT elder care expert, Denise Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, the amazing, online information and support community that helps men and women succeed with the difficult task of caring for adult family members.
After the segment, I asked Denise to share specific tweaks that we can make today to prepare for future caregiving responsibilities. As she points out, “Eldercare is not something that happens to someone else. It will happen to all of us.”
You can find more of Denise’s wisdom in TWEAK IT:Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day. Here’s one of her extra bonus “tweaks” from the TWEAK IT Together community site:
“Create back-up plans and then a back-up plan for your back-up plan. Research options in the community, even if you think you won’t need them. You never know. You have to ask the “what ifs.” It’s best to prepared, just in case. Check with your employer about an EAP or Work/Life benefit. Often EAPS and work/life providers will research options in your community (and your aging relative’s if he/she lives in another state) and help you create your back-up plans.(Click here to learn what to do if you don’t have access to an EAP).”
What small actions have you taken today to get ready to take care of your aging family members in the future? Be sure to share in the comments section below or on Facebook.