June 2015 Newsletter

Posted: June 25, 2015 4:35 pm
The Only Child of an Only Child

Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CLNCP 
Martha Kern

Nancy calls Lifecare Innovations about once each year.

She struggles to care for herself and her adult disabled son. John is 6’2 and weighs 220 pounds. Nancy is about 5’2″ and in her 70s. The physical task of tending to his needs is very nearly beyond her capabilities.

Nancy acknowledges that she needs help, she reaches out and asks for it, and then immediately refuses it.

Nancy is in a bind. Continue Reading

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Should You Tell Your Children About 
Your Estate Planning?

Robert J. Ross

Robert Ross, an Inverness-based attorney, draws upon 30 years of legal experience to assist his clients and lead his team of attorneys. In the following article, Bob discusses the potential hazards and benefits of telling heirs about our estate plans and, in certain instances, gaining from their perspectives in the planning process. While many may avoid this topic for fear of triggering family strife, they may actually do much to prevent future controversy by airing the details now.

Often, one of the hardest decisions people make in the estate planning process is how much (and when) to tell their children or other heirs about their plans.

There’s no single right answer for everybody; what to do depends on the nature of your planning and your family circumstances. But it’s worth giving the issue some consideration. Continue Reading

 

Weeding the Garden:
Thinning Personal Property in the Second Half of Life

By Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP
Martha Kern   

In its own unique way, personal property tells the story of life. The first half of life is about acquiring as much personal property as we can reasonably house, and the second half is about trying to get rid of it all.

As young adults, we acquire our own places to live and rush to fill these yawning, empty spaces. If we’re lucky, we prosper, have families and move to ever larger quarters. These new spaces call for more furniture and decoration, and the children clamor for more toys and accessories. Many of us go on to fill garages, sheds and storage units, as well. Continue Reading

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