YOU COULD BE A CAREGIVER
Statistically speaking, every adult reading this has, or will at some point, serve as a caregiver for a relative or loved one. With more than 44.4 million people in the United States currently serving as unpaid caregivers to an adult family member or friend, it is important to know the signs of a caregiving need, how to approach the conversation, and the resources available to you.
Recognize the Need for Care
Dents in the car. Stacks of unopened mail. Incomplete house chores.
These subtle signs can be a practical tip off that your aging loved one may need additional assistance.
For more than three decades, Commerce Trust Company Client Care Specialist Connie Moore, MA, CSA, CDP, CMC, has helped families navigate caregiving needs and options.
If you've noticed the signs in your family member and dreading the conversation with them, read the Commerce Trust Company Q&A: When to Have the Conversation with an Aging Parent
Taking Care of Yourself
Caring for others is often a reminder to prepare for our own future. Take steps today to maintain your independence in your later years by reading Meet Your Future Self.
Stay up-to-date on care options and coverage, including long-term care. Review It's Time to Revisit Your Options to learn how the long-term care insurance landscape has evolved.
At Commerce Trust Company, we encourage our clients to apply a similar structured plan to their health and wellness goals just as they would their financial goals. That is why we encourage proactive conversations about caregiving and health goals.
We take the time to get to know our clients. We listen to their needs, help them determine what their goals are, and then provide them with resources and advice to make the best decisions possible. Our approach is comprehensive and, most importantly, tailored to each client we serve.