It’s what most of us wish for: to age in place in our homes. But the reality is that staying in our home or in the home of a family-member is unrealistic without around the clock care and that care is unattainable for most of us. According to HealthyAging.org, more than 80% of people will need assistance with some Activities of Daily Living (ADL) as they age. These activities include hygiene, such as bathing, oral health, as well as dressing, eating, mobility and maintaining continence – being able to get to a bathroom, get off and on a toilet safely and cleaning one’s self after using the toilet.
I believe living wills are about how you live not how you die. I explain why in this video and ask you to ponder two important questions before you check any boxes.
It’s that time again, y’all. National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16), and I’m making a series of videos about living wills. I’ll be posting more over the next few days, so check them out and consider making or updating your Advance Directives soon. Let me know if you have questions or I can help.