Why The COVID-19 Pandemic Makes More People Think About Estate Planning

Estate planning is one of those things you may want to put off as long as you can—after all, it’s upsetting to think about death, or you already have so many other things that you want to get done.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged more people to consider their estate planning. There are a few reasons for this:

  • With the number of people who have died from the virus, we all realize that we can be vulnerable to it.
  • The virus has required some people who are hospitalized to face difficult health decisions. Without the right health surrogate plans in place, you may come to realize that choices will be made for you that wouldn’t be your personal preference. (Setting up power of attorney and health care surrogacy are usually part of the estate planning process.)
  • Some of us simply have more time due to the pandemic. After all, many of us are staying at home to stay safe and looking for things to do.

If the COVID-19 pandemic has convinced you it’s time to look more closely at your estate planning, there are a few things you’ll want to consider.

  • Your will, which will indicate who should get your possessions.
  • Health surrogacy, which enables you to state what you want to happen to you in vulnerable health situations.
  • Who will help to manage your estate.

Secure Aging has a new estate management service where we can serve as a trusted resource as you complete your planning. Or, we can handle estate management after a loved one has passed away. Contact us for more information, and check “getting my affairs in order” off of that to-do list.

Call Secure Aging to Find Out How We Can Help Seniors With Estate Management

At Secure Aging in Bradenton, we transform the weight of the world into a sigh of relief for our senior clients and their concerned family members. The mission of Secure Aging is to protect and preserve our client’s independence and dignity through careful and thoughtful financial and care management. As our clients’ age, it is their desire to remain independent and age with dignity. Our services protect our clients from talented con artists looking to exploit and deplete the financial resources of our vulnerable seniors. Secure Aging helps families in Manatee County and Sarasota County and in and around the communities of Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Myakka City, Palmetto, Parrish, and Sarasota. Call us at 941-761-9338, or visit us online at www.secureaging.com.

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