Every 7 seconds a Baby Boomer turns 50. Health and wellness, finances and quality of life are at the forefront of issues for this age group and their adult children. An Aging Coach is a relatively new discipline that guides older adults and their families to identify and achieve their aging needs and goals. Like lifestyle coaches or health coaches, an aging coach is a relatively new discipline that can assist senior in navigating the changes in this stage of life.
1. Identify Realistic Aging Goals
An impartial aging expert who is connected to local resources can help a senior establish realistic goals for their health, finances and lifestyle. They can connect them with local community organizations or professionals to help them achieve their goals, such as financial experts, attorneys or support services.
2. Improve Family Communications
Often aging adults have adult children who live don’t live nearby, and either don’t know their parents’ needs or are concerned about their welfare. An aging coach can act as a liaison between adult children and their parents to provide information and facilitate decision making about their needs and goals.
3. Help With Family Dynamics in Estate Planning
Family conflict is the #1 threat to estate planning. An aging coach can work with elder law attornies to help seniors and their adult children to create legal documents that protect aging adults and their assets while respecting their wishes.
An aging coach can benefit seniors and their adult children in making financial and legal decisions. Often children aren’t aware of their parent’s estate plans and options and don’t know how to discuss finances with aging parents. An experienced Illinois elder law attorney can explain applicable laws and advise you on the best options to protect the interests of senior citizens. Contact the Estate & Probate Legal Group at 630-800-0112.