In Oregon, Alzheimer’s and dementia affect 1/3 of all seniors, so it’s important to approach the possibility of incapacity with love, humor, and practical solutions.
All of our trust packages include plans for what happens if you cannot make financial decisions for yourself. In a power of attorney document, you name trusted individuals who can act on your behalf for decisions as simple as canceling the cable or as weighty as selling the house to pay for care. Your trustee can ensure you receive the best possible care and protect your assets from predators.
The sooner you plan for incapacity, the better. If you or a loved one notice signs of dementia, start the process now to avoid having to go through guardianship or conservatorship proceedings.
Fortunately Oregon has a wealth of resources available. If you’re in the Portland or area give us a call to see how we can help you and your loved ones.
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