Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.

– Mother Teresa

When faced with issues of our aging parents and love ones, we want to help but don’t know where to start or what to do.  We are confused. This site provides information and resources to help you guide your loved one and go from feeling paralyzed by confusion to taking action.

Life The Next Phase

The blog postings are based on a Roadmap we have developed that addresses the most common types of issues:

 Conversations:  Discuss your loved ones wishes with them to understand what they want for this phase of their life, enabling you to help them achieve that life – or as close as possible.

 Healthcare:  Help your loved ones get the care they want and need and empower them to live as independently as possible for their situation. 

 Financial:  A financial plan enables your loved ones to meet immediate costs as well as future ones.

 Documents:  Legal documents ensure that your loved ones’ wishes are carried out if they can’t make decisions for themselves.  Knowing where legal and other documents are located enables others to access them when needed.

 Wellbeing:  It is important that both you and your loved ones take steps to maintain wellbeing. 

We provide you with books, organizations and other websites to help you and your loved ones.  Let us know if you have other resources we should include.

Our book helps you address the most common issues your loved ones may face by applying a seven-step Roadmap to four situations:  part-time care, full-time care, a crisis and planning for the future.

 Share your experiences and ideas by commenting on the blog postings and the Contact form.