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What is the purpose of making a will?

This is a question that is frequently asked. What exactly is the objective of making a will? What motivates us to do this?

Making a will is a very personal decision to make. It is not my responsibility to persuade someone that they should prepare a will. To be honest, I created a will because I believe it is a gesture of concern and affection for the individuals who would be left behind after I pass away. Other folks are motivated by different factors. Some of these reasons for making a will have already been discussed elsewhere on this site.

Rather of obsessing on my own opinions, I decided to check into what the experts had to say about the matter. It has been published by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) what they consider to be the most important reasons to prepare a will. (more…)

5 Tips On How To Plan For Your Passing

Planning for your own death can be a morbid and overwhelming task, that being said, having a plan ensures you will be able to have things carried out in the way you would like. It also helps you to keep on top of things so your family and loved ones don’t get any unexpected bills when you pass.

I will be sharing my top 5 tips on how to plan for your passing to make the process less stressful for you. These tips will ensure that when that day comes, everything will be taken care of already. As well as this, they will also give you peace of mind knowing that things will be taken care of the way you would like. (more…)

How Remote Patient Monitoring Has Evolved

The way in which health care providers are able to care for their parents has been enhanced through technology. Telemedicine is one key example of how the healthcare industry has evolved to better service their patients. One way in particular that telemedicine has changed the patient experience comes in the form of remote patient monitoring.

Remote patient monitoring has been around for some time, but never quite provided the value that it does now. This technique requires using systems that allow health care professionals to oversee a patient without them being physically present in their facility or hospital. The devices that facilitate this experience allow professionals to track the necessary vitals and information securely. This information is then transferred back to the health care providers and is stored in their electronic health records. (more…)

How To Prepare For A Snowbird Lifestyle

Each year, thousands of “snowbirds” escape their snowy landscapes to spend time in the warmer southern states during the winter. While some people choose to rent for years, others purchase a second home that eventually becomes their permanent residence. Whatever the case, this type of seasonal migration offers the best of both worlds: It lets snowbirds maintain connections with family and friends in their hometown while enjoying new scenery for a few months out of the year. If you think you’re ready to become a snowbird, consider these essential tips.

Moving to a second home in a warmer state requires preparation, and it starts with winterizing your northern house. This may include suspending services for the season and shutting off the water, which could help minimize the risk of flooding and water damage. Consider turning down the heat, too, but do not turn the heat off or your water pipes could freeze.

It’s important to prep your appliances and car, as well. Depending on how long you’ll be away, consider unplugging the fridge to reduce energy costs. (more…)

Home Care for the Elderly in their Own Homes

Taking care of an elderly loved one at home can be quite challenging at times. Older people have complex needs and need patience, understanding, and a lot of care. This is especially true when you are taking care of your elderly parents.

You can’t always be there for them as you need to attend to other things as well, like your own family, work, and career. To fill the gaps that you can’t provide, you can always count on professional caregivers. They can better provide advanced care that your elderly loved one requires and deserves.

Seniors prefer living in their own homes. They’d rather receive caregiving at home than be put in a facility. Whether you are a caregiver or a family member, there are important things to remember when taking care of the elderly in their homes. Aside from personal care and health care, there are straightforward things that you can provide the elderly that most of us often neglect. (more…)