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Legal Steps to Take Today to Prepare for Tomorrow

Planning for Your Future: Part 4

Prepare for tomorrow by taking the time you have now to create clear and concise documentation for future legal decisions and informing your family members of where they can find those documents when necessary. In addition to a Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy, it’s never too early to create a “living will” and formal last will and testament.

The Benefits of Having a Living Will and Will and Testament

A living will is a particularly useful document if you’re experiencing memory issues, but should not replace your official last will and testament. Your living will can detail your wishes for end-of-life care and provide your family with a roadmap for how to make difficult medical decisions for you in the future. Your last will and testament is specifically required for distributing your assets.

Additional Legal Documents to Include

  • An overview of financial and digital accounts
  • The names and contact information for your Health Care Proxy and Power of Attorney
  • A list of preferences for living arrangements, elder care, health care intervention, funeral services and burial, etc.
  • A record of assets that you want passed onto certain beneficiaries

For a comprehensive list that is tailored to your specific situation and location, be sure to consult your legal advisor. Help your loved ones navigate the future with your best interests and preferences in mind by preparing today.

Willow River is Here to Help

At Willow River, we understand the challenges that Alzheimer’s and dementia can bring. If you have questions or need help, Willow River has the answers and resources you need. Call Willow River Senior Living at 888-546-1886 or contact us through our website to start the conversation today.

These recommendations are not intended as legal advice. Laws vary from state to state, so be sure to consult with a legal professional conversant in the relevant state requirements for your personal situation.