Kristin Jennings and Kathy Strobl were kind enough to share their expertise in something that every one of us should be mindful of; Advanced Care Planning.
Starting a conversation around what happens if we become incapacitated isn't comfortable, but it is important.
Decisions regarding Personal Care Directives and Enduring Power of Attorney, two critical documents for advanced care planning, are best made ahead of time, rather than in the emotionally-charged circumstances around the decline of a loved one.
Both Kristin, a Registered Nurse working in palliative care, and Kathy, a Certified Financial Planner and Trust and Estate Practitioner, counsel that now is the time to talk about how we want to be cared for, and how we are expected to help care for others, in the event of a catastrophic change in health or capacity.