My Loved One Wants To Stay Home, But We Are Open To The Possibility Of Other Arrangements

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Jul 07, 2023

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We often make recommendations to local handymen to be able to make changes or adaptations to the home, and we certainly have numerous referral sources for medical and non-medical care in York, Lancaster, and surrounding areas. We are very lucky to have as many wonderful resources as we do, and we certainly like to take advantage of each and every one of them to allow people to remain in their homes.

One thing that has definitely become more of the norm recently is people moving into independent living communities such as 55-plus communities or personal care and assisted living facilities that have independent care options as well as continuing care communities.

One thing that we often hear from our clients after they move is that they wish they would’ve moved much sooner. We often hear them explain that they believe that they wanted to remain home at all costs because they believed that that was the right thing for them but once they moved into a community, they realized the social aspects of living with others and being able to participate in community activities, bus trips, and other engaging and meaningful opportunities. I have honestly never had a client come into my office who moved and said I shouldn’t have done that. Typically it is I wish I would’ve done it sooner so that I could’ve enjoyed those opportunities much more.

My advice to clients is that they should start looking at the options and opportunities while they are healthy and could enjoy them. Start taking tours and talking to people who live in the communities to learn about the socialization opportunities that they offer.

We believe in educating early and often so that people know what options are available and hope that this article sheds some light on the opportunities and possibilities that a community can offer you. Not only will there be caregivers and the ability to grow and to age in place, but also socialization aspects can oftentimes make people live longer and have them live a happy, healthy life towards the end.

Both remaining at home and moving into a community offer different opportunities and fulfill different needs. We encourage you to explore both options and to have an open mind about the possibilities of how both can provide you with opportunities and maybe your first reaction won’t be how you feel later in life. If you would like to learn more about estate planning and elder law and how you can help your loved one's age in place or have them move to a community, please give our office a call at 717-844-9218.

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Bellomo & Associates

Estate Planning 3198 E Market St, York, Pennsylvania, 17402

We Educate so what happened to the Bellomo Family doesn't happen to yours!Our firms mission is to ensure that you and your family never needlessly, painfully suffer. Every team member has a personal story that has brought us here to advocate for you and your family. We want to replace your burden with peace of mind. We have the answers, but more important, we have your back.Bellomo & Associates, LLC advises Individuals and families, business owners, senior citizens, and their families about the estate planning and elder law challenges facing them today. For seniors and their families facing the issues of aging, or for those of any age who wish to protect their familys financial future, we counsel clients and provide solutions on Asset Protection; Specials Needs Trusts; Wills; Trust Design; Medicaid; Estate Planning; Nursing Home Matters; and Estate Administration. For our clients who own businesses, our team assists them with succession planning for their business in conjunction with their estate planning.  We have office locations in York, PA, and Lancaster, PA.We offer FREE workshops!  Our workshops are fun and entertaining ways to learn! We provide you with the information to decide what is right for you. If after attending, you decide we arent the right fit no problem! Youll never feel any pressure from our team.