Today, the Supreme Court is scheduled to make
a much awaited announcement about an issue that
affects us all. And no matter what your thoughts
are about the topic of their announcement or
even what you call it, if you or your loved ones
have already benefitted from any element of it
or if you don’t believe there is any benefit to
it at all, there is one thing to be said about
ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act that we can
all agree upon. It has gotten the nation talking
about healthcare—at home, in offices and through
the din of cable television chatter. And that is
a good thing. There is a lot of time to
talk about how today’s ruling will affect you
(or not), but the truth is that there is no time
like the present for us as caregivers to make
our own and our loved ones’ healthcare
Fearless Caregiver Family
The most loving gift a person can give to
one’s family is to put your affairs in order
before a disaster or medical emergency. To
assist in providing that gift, we have compiled
the following list. The information and
documents you should have prepared include:
All bank accounts, account numbers and
types of accounts, and the location of
Insurance companies, policy numbers,
beneficiary as stated on the policies and
type of insurance (health, life, long-term
care, automobile, etc.).
Deed and titles to ALL property.
Loan/lien information, who holds them and
if there are any death provisions.
Social Security and Medicare numbers.
Military history, affiliations and papers
(including discharge papers).
Up-to-date Will in a safe place (inform
family where the Will is located).
Living Will or other Advanced Directives
appropriate to your state of residence.
Durable Power of Attorney.
Instructions for funeral services and
burial (if arrangements have been secured,
name and location of funeral home).
Stay tuned. No matter what happens,
there will be lots more talking to come.