Seminar helps families plan for long-term care

A recent report conducted by the Alzheimer's Association and California's First Lady Maria Shriver has found that almost three-quarters of Americans don't plan for long-term care options ahead of time, but one facility in Holliston, Massachusetts, is trying to change that.

The Council of Aging is hosting two different seminars at the Holliston Senior Center in the coming weeks that will encourage adult children and their parents to consider assisted living solutions in advance, The Holliston Tab reports.

One session will be conducted by an attorney, who will discuss how families can tell when it may be time to find a caregiver or new residence for a parent.

Seminar helps families plan for long-term care Other topics that will be covered in the seminars include Medicare tips and how to talk to parents about wills and healthcare information.

This may be particularly important to some, as the recession has drastically altered plans for retirement, according to the news source. This makes it imperative that families plan for the future, instead of waiting until there is already a problem.

"If you don't know what the ground rules are, there are a lot of things you need to know, and you need to know before you go into this rather than afterward," the center's director, Lina Arena-DeRosa, told the news provider.

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