We just celebrated mother’s day in our country. Taking care of Mom this year, while she is still at home, is made a little easier by the loving support she enjoys. Mom is in her eighties, and her three sons, of whom I am the baby, give her as much support as possible. Two of us are farther afield, so we each take a little of the financial burden on us to try to compensate for the distance we feel from her. * * *Five days later, he clarified his blog's purpose:
In this blog, I hope to explore my own adventure, not as much as an estate planning attorney, but more as a professional who is dealing with these considerations on a personal level. * * *
I recall similar concerns in our family circumstances twenty years ago, which had extended for years before. Those circumstances defined what I did and who I was, then; and those experiences formed what I do and who I am, now.
How I wish that all individual holders of a power of attorney for an elderly parent would have the character and caring displayed in Mark's blog.
Pick just such a family member when you execute your power of attorney.