The Struggles of an Aging Parent
Getting old is just a fact of life. It’s something that cannot be avoided. Many of us will age, and our parents will age ahead of us. Your parents took care of you as a young child. They were there for you through all the heartache and injuries and support that you needed. Now in their golden years, they need you to be that support for them. As they age, their health is going to deteriorate, and they’re going to need assistance. There will be several types of aid that they are going to need. There is, of course, financial assistance. They also may need physical help like help bathing, getting dressed and they’re going to need help preparing their food. That’s the cruel trick of nature as you age you lose your independence.
Power Of Attorney
Part of supporting your parents at this age is to take responsibility for their finances and their health. The elderly can get confused easily and make them easy targets for scammers. Or in regards to medical issues, not make the best decision for their health. These are common problems that anyone who has dealt with an aging parent has experienced. It is for this reason that it is advised that you assume power of attorney over your parent’s finances and healthcare. If your parents are no longer able to make decisions on their own, it is for their benefit that you do so. If you do not assume power of attorney then legally your parents will still be left to make their own decisions, and as you’ve seen, that is not the best option. It will be hard, and it is possible you may receive resistance on this, but you need to practice some self-reflection and decide if it is the decision that is right for you and your family.
Family Law Attorneys
If you have reached a decision and need help assuming power of attorney over your parent’s, then you must make sure to pick the right firm. You need to make sure to pick a law firm that has experience in family law. Edmondson Law, PLLC is a firm that does indeed specialize in family law and will help you all along the way during this difficult process. So if you need to assume power of attorney over your parents then please don’t delay and give us a call.
Information, Not Legal Advice. We provide the information on this website as a public service. The legal landscape is constantly changing and being modified by state law and case law. As a result, we cannot promise that this information is always up-to-date and reflective of the most current jurisprudence.
We do not intend this information to be legal advice. By providing this information, we are not acting as your lawyer. If you need legal advice, you should contact a lawyer through our number (972) 442-8326 or contact another attorney of your choosing.