While reaching retirement brings on many new opportunities to enjoy your free time, there are also new considerations to be addressed. You may choose to downsizie and sell your home or need to create or revise legal documents which may be critical in the event of an emergency, or begin taking care of a spouse who may need some additional healthcare assistance.
Button up those “pesky” legal affairs by seeking out the appropriate resources. The staff at Wesley Enhanced Living realizes this is a critical aspect to protecting and maintaining your lifestyle, and encourage our seniors to plan for all of life’s detours.
Legal Resources to Turn to in Your Senior Years
Every senior should consider having a few key documents prepared, such as an advance medical directive, perhaps a Do Not Resuscitate order, a will, a trust, and durable power of attorney. If you do not know where to start, talk with your attorney. We have also pulled together some additional legal resources to help you:
- National Association of Realtors: If you need to sell or retitle your home, it helps to work with a realtor that understands the unique requirements of seniors. Hiring a seniors’ real estate specialist can help you make the best decisions for your real estate.
- Pennsylvania Bar Association: Besides being a resource to find an elder care lawyer, they have a handy guide for legal issues you may face.
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.: You can use this site to find an attorney that specializes in elder care in your area.
- American Bar Association: If you or a loved one needs an attorney but cannot afford one, you may be able to find one through the ABA’s site.
- American Society on Aging: Unfortunately, elder care abuse happens and, worse, can be overlooked because the signs may overlap other health symptoms. Besides helping you recognize behavioral signs of elder abuse, the ASA has many other resources available.
Utilize Legal Resources When You Need Them – Wesley Enhanced Living Can Help
Know where you can turn when you need legal and elder care assistance. By utilizing all the resources at your disposal, you create opportunities to make this season of life the best yet. Moving into a Wesley Enhanced Living continuing care retirement community is another great way to take hold of all resources. We serve our seniors with a variety of lifestyle options, including independent living, personal care services, rehabilitation, and long-term care. Contact us today and see what we have to offer!
Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior retirement communities for you or your loved ones. Contact one of our Philadelphia area locations and find out why our seniors love where they live. Our staff is happy to discuss your elder’s needs or your own, give you a tour and inform you of our range of services.