Long-Term Care

This Week with J. Mark Nickell & Co.- March 6, 2014

My Dad passed away last week from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  I first wrote of our family’s journey with Alzheimer’s in the August 14 blog [click here] and then again last week [click here].  In this final chapter, I share a few more lessons we have learned in our journey that can be applied universally.

This Week with J. Mark Nickell & Co. – August 14, 2013

My Dad—a retired pastor—has Alzheimer’s disease. Last week our family checked him into a long-term care facility. With the disease’s progression, caring for him was wearing out the primary caregiver, my Mother. Anyone who has faced this crossroads knows the anguish. However, the anguish is somewhat more bearable when the family has planned ahead. I am glad my parents have a long-term care insurance policy to help defray the considerable cost of my Dad’s care.