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Are you at risk of needing long-term care?

You, like many other individuals, may try to live a healthy lifestyle. However, unexpected health issues could affect anyone, and try as you might, you could still face health concerns at some point in your life. This predicament could prove especially difficult to handle if the problems occur later in life, and you end up needing long-term care. Though you undoubtedly hope to get the care you need at whatever age you may need it, handling the expenses of long-term care as an elderly individual can cause issues.

Rather than waiting until the need for such care lands in your lap, you may wish to take proactive steps to prepare for the costs associated with a nursing home stay or other method of extended care. Knowing your likelihood of suffering an incapacitating illness or injury may also help you plan ahead.

Reasons to consider appointing a power of attorney

It's hard to think about the possibility of losing the ability to make your own decisions. It's heartbreaking to see your family members lose that ability. It's even harder if you literally can't do anything to help them, like canceling their cable bill or paying their electricity bills because you do not have legal authority to do so.

This is a frightening thought, and it is one that people sometimes avoid thinking about until it is actually needed. Creating a plan now will save your family a lot of difficulty later on.

What to include in your will

Just about every adult, no matter their age, should have a will and testament. In the event the unimaginable happens, you want your surviving loved ones to know exactly how you want your assets to be handled. Here is some information about what should and what shouldn't be included in your will and testament.

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