Most seniors or baby boomers have children or a large extended family to take care of them when they are eventually unable to. Statistics have shown that an increasing number of baby boomers that are retiring never married or had children. If you fit into this category, you may be worried about who will take care of you when you no longer can. The care advisor experts here at Peppermint Palm Senior Care have put together a straightforward guide to help you with this matter and put your mind at ease.
You may think that you can rely on extended family, say a niece or nephew to take care of you and your well-being, but that may not always be the case. Many seniors are turning to a lawyer to protect them and act on their behalf which would include asset protection and care coordination. A lawyer can also help with keeping you financially sound and getting all of your assets in order. Loneliness can cause health problems in the long run for seniors as well, so being around as many people as possible will help. Form or join groups within the community and do activities that you love to keep your mind sharp and your “family” growing.
Single seniors deserve to get all the proper care they need just as much as seniors with children and extended families. If you have any questions about senior living in San Francisco, or senior placement in Florida, general senior care questions, feel free to contact us!