While life as a retired senior has many relaxing and enjoyable perks, it becomes increasingly more important to take care of your health and your future. Look below to find examples of just a few of the important decisions you’ll need to make:
Power of Attorney
Establishing power of attorney is one of the first and most important healthcare decisions you should make. Medical power of attorney contracts, much like living wills, let you express your preferences in medical treatment. Your doctor and family members will resort to your power of attorney contract in the event that you become unable to communicate due to illness or sudden health complications. The person holding your power of attorney will also be allowed to make end-of-life decisions on your behalf.
Long-Term Care Insurance
It is important to figure out how you plan to pay for long-term care before it becomes necessary. When planning for long-term care, you’ll need to think about your potential healthcare needs. Since you can’t see the future, it’s best to work with a well-being program that has experience helping seniors plan and receive the care they need. Be sure to handle these important health care decisions while you’re still independent and able.
Choose an Assisted Living Arrangement
The majority of seniors will eventually need some form of senior living, be it a facility, an independent living community, or a family residence. It’s best to determine where you would like to live ahead of time so that you can anticipate the transition. Even though you don’t need assisted living right now, if you suffer a fall or major injury, you could find yourself needing assistance soon that you thought.
Looking for a new place to practice your independent senior lifestyle? Check out Chateau Cupertino’s independent retirement community. We are only minutes away from city events and offer timely transportation so you can go as you please. At Chateau Cupertino, we proudly offer an active, social atmosphere for independent seniors enjoying retirement living. Visit our senior apartments and discover why our satisfied residents love the Chateau Cupertino retirement community. To schedule a tour, call us at (408) 446-4300.