If 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 each day, it’s a fair assumption that many of them have parents who are now over 85 years of age. Since adults are living longer than in the past, the boomer generation, experts think, may care for its parents as long as it’s cared for its own children. Elder care New Jersey is inevitable.
As children of older parents, do you know where the deed to their house is? Who would they like to assign Power of Attorney? Do they have a living will? Is their home designed with considerations for aging bodies (handrails in the tub, easy-open door knobs, adequate lighting)? These questions–along with many more–are ones adult children need to ask in order to clarify needs and wishes. AARP.com has developed a list of 35 great questions (go to http://aarp.us/a20WVy to read more).