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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

If You Plan to Visit Aging Parents, Bring a To-Do List

Estate planningThe pandemic affected a lot of families as many people were kept away from their senior parents.

Since the vaccine was introduced, we have seen more and more things opening up and people are able to go out and see their families. 

As Covid-19 continues to linger, it is important that you still take precautions when visiting your family members, especially your aging parents. 

Many aging parents have not been able to get things done outside of the house and in some cases, inside of their home. With that in mind, it's a good idea to make a to-do list with tasks you can do to help out your parents. 

Whether it be going grocery shopping or making repairs around the house, making your visit with your aging parents productive is a great way to make up for lost time. 

Before you arrive you can ask your parents if they need anything or if anything around the home needs attention. They may possibly need food or other supplies. 

Family reunions are becoming more realistic as time passes, so it is important to consider the ways you can help your aging family members before you reunite with them. 

See Julie Weed, If You Plan to Visit Aging Parents, Bring a To-Do List, N.Y. Times, May 23, 2021. 

Special thanks to Lewis Saret (Attorney, Washington, D.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.  


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