Countless families are caught unaware by a sudden care need. Luckily, you don’t have to be one of them. There are plenty of things you can do now to create a working plan for both long-term home care needs and emergency situations.
If you are going to be responsible for your parent’s care, here are a few documents you will want to keep handy, in a safe spot.
- Birth certificate/adoption records
- Marriage certificates
- Divorce decrees
- Death certificates
- Military discharge
- Advance directives (primary care physician, hospital, and individual should have copies)
- Retirement and pension policies, including the names of beneficiaries
- Insurance policies
- Bank accounts and pass books
Also, it is important to gather and review pertinent information such as:
- Doctors’ names, addresses and phone numbers
- Prescription and non-prescription medications taken
- Social Security numbers, medical record numbers and military ID numbers
- Informal support resource names, addresses and phone numbers
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