Caring for the Ones that Love Us The Most
Life has a way of changing on you and no matter what you do you’re not always prepared for the next step.
Today we are going to be talking about being Empty Nesters and planning our next stage in life which will be Caretakers. We have already lost one of our four parents, which was really tough. But, the older we get, the more we see that there are things we can do to prepare for the next chapter in our lives. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Anthem and its affiliated health plans, such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, however, as always, opinions are 100% my own.
Plan ahead by ensuring that someone can access your parents’ banking records, that payments are being made, that the Will is in place, and so forth. Check the Insurance Policies including Life Insurance policies. Make sure that the person on these documents is living, capable, and responsible enough to manage their affairs.
Update records as needed to ensure someone has access to them once the elderly person is unable to care for themselves. Elderly loved ones need to be of sound mind when making big decisions and without being coerced.
Encourage healthy living and of course staying active.
We as Empty Nesters are spending more time eating better and exercising a few days a week in an effort to stay healthier, longer. Encourage your parents to do the same thing and do weekly challenges to watch how you both progress. This not only allows you to be around for your family members longer, but it allows you to be able to enjoy the older people in your family even longer. Plus, you get to enjoy those baby cuddles when grandbabies come along!
Check out Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield when looking for affordable Medicare coverage for your loved ones. It offers everything needed at an affordable price that is easy on the budget. Hospital, Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription insurance are all available through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri.
Some of the reasons to choose Anthem include providing high-quality medical care coverage and other supports that takes pressure off of the individual making those choices. Here in Missouri, they have a Medicare Advantage Essential Extra offering. This new package of benefits provides wellness services that allow seniors to live fuller, healthier lives.
As family members age, they are often times lonely and younger generations aren’t always available to visit. With Anthem, they can choose to have healthy food delivered to their home after returning to from the hospital allowing them to maintain their independence when cooking might not be possible. Or maybe they would prefer to visit their friends at an adult day care center to help reduce loneliness. They also have the option of going to their doctor or pharmacy without having to get behind the wheel because Anthem gives access to health-related transportation. While it might not be the answer for every person, it helps for them to stay active and minds engaged, while implementing simpler healthcare solutions.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, however, as always opinions are 100% my own.