More New Year’s Resolutions

by Lois Etienne on January 6, 2012

in Finances,Insurance,Internet,Legal,Senior Health and Safety

Okay, here are the last of some suggestions for seniors to consider using as their New Year’s resolutions.

7) Clean house – Go through your residence to identify items you no longer want, need or will never use again. Arrange to give them to family, friends or charity. Find someone who would like that item you have been saving for 50 years in case you ever need it again. Bite the bullet and get rid of it.

 8) Get your papers/affairs in order – Do you have your important documents and information (insurance, social security number, mortgage/deed/lease, investments, savings accounts, auto registration, will, Medicare/Medicaid info, etc.) together in a safe place? Does anyone else know where to find them? Get them together in one safe location, make a list of them and let someone know where to find them. While you are at it, get a “File of Life” (call our office) and post your important medical information in a conspicuous place for emergency responders to find.

9) Consider a personal emergency response system – If you live alone, you should seriously consider one of these devices that can immediately summon help if you need it. Contact your local hospital for information on where to acquire one of these systems. You will be provided with a small device that you can wear around your neck or on your wrist. If you have difficulty, you can press a button on the device and help will be on its way immediately. At that critical moment, getting to the phone to dial 911 may not be possible. This is your backup. It can literally save your life and also provides greater peace of mind for you and for those who care about you.

Now, have a happy, healthy, satisfying 2012!

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