The Elder and Disability Law Firm, APC Dec. 20, 2013

When it comes to human interaction on virtually any level honest communication is invaluable. Being a good listener who seeks to empathize with others is part of the ideal, and at the same time you have to be politely assertive about making your own perspectives known.

In many cases the need for communication is readily apparent and simple to facilitate. On the other hand there are situations that can be more sensitive to discuss, and this dynamic comes into play with regard to the eventualities of aging.

For example, once you reach the age of 65 it becomes more likely than not that you will need living assistance at some point in time. Let's say that you have four children. You may feel one way about how you would like to proceed if you were to need long-term care, and each of your children may hold varying perspectives in their own minds.

The best way to proceed is to engage in open and frank discussions about this and other topics of interest so that everyone is on the same page and no false assumptions are made. If each family member is well aware of the position that the others are taking a consensus can often be reached. Subsequently everyone can walk away feeling comfortable with a plan of action that was agreed-upon by all concerned.

Communication with your family is part of the equation, and communication with a legal professional is the other half. If you are ready to address all the eventualities of aging, take action right now to set up an informative consultation with a licensed and experienced San Bernardino elder law attorney.

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