Entering your Golden Years without any money is no joke. End-of-life planning is a difficult subject to talk about. Between facing mortality, either your parents or your own, to discussing the ever-confusing subject of Medicare and Medicaid, there’s nothing fun about facing death and the issues that come with it. But it’s a vital conversation to have.
Jodi Clock, an end-of-life consultant and author of Navigating the Eldercare Journey:…Without Going Broke! (Volume 1), discusses advance funeral planning and finances on this week’s episode of A Good Goodbye Radio.
“You have a choice: be proactive and protect your money, or help fund Uncle Sam,” says Clock. “No matter how prepared you think you are, the reality of death is sobering. When time is on your side, BEFORE there’s a death, you can make well-thought out decisions and enjoy your life to the fullest, knowing that you or your parents will be protected financially.”
Topics of Discussion
These are a few of the aspects of end-of-life healthcare, funerals and financing discussed:
- The differences between Medicare and Medicaid;
- How to pull together end-of-life healthcare and financial directives;
- What funeral pre-planning involves;
- How to create a family plan of action for aging parents;
- Why pet lovers need a pet trust.
- Where people can find resources for help.
Listen to the podcast here:
Jodi Clock’s 30-year career in the ‘end-of-life planning’ industry includes experience in family and corporately owned funeral homes, advance funeral planning companies, casket manufacturers and pioneering work in pet loss memorial centers and establishing pet trusts.
“Having personally witnessed the financial confusion that families endure, especially at an emotionally taxing time, I have become passionate about helping people understand the options that are available to them,” says Clock.
A Good Goodbye is an entertaining and educational weekly 60-minute online radio show on “everything you need to know before you go.” A Good Goodbye covers a wide range of critical information most people don’t consider until there’s a death in the family.
Last week’s guest on A Good Goodbye was Coleen Ellis, founder of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center and co-chair of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance (PLPA). That episode was sponsored by Vet-Co of Albuquerque and Los Lunas, NM.
By planning ahead and having a conversation, families can reduce stress at a time of grief, minimize family conflict, save money and create a meaningful, memorable “good goodbye.” Host Gail Rubin brings a light touch to a serious subject and presents expert interviews on funeral planning issues with practical insights into the party no one wants to plan.
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