Navigating the Eldercare Journey...without going broke!
Navigating the Eldercare Journey…Without Going Broke! – can help reduce the challenges and minimize frustration encountered when you are placed in this situation. This easy-to-understand guide takes you from the basics of understanding long care options that are available, how to seek out an elder care attorney and know if they are good fit for your needs, and how to qualify for Medicaid as a financial means to pay for care, including the benefits of funeral planning – in layman’s terms. Author Jodi M. Clock provides fundamental information regarding the basics in a way that helps you understand not only why her recommendations are important, but how you can minimize financial exposure regarding end-of-life events. Whether you are in a crisis situation or taking proactive measures, these valuable end-of life solutions could safeguard you and your parent’s assets. You have a choice – be proactive and preserve your money. Don’t leave it unprotected and unnecessarily taxed when you or your parents die. No matter how prepared you think you are, the reality of death is sobering, and expensive. When time is on your side you can make well-thought out proactive decisions, enabling you to focus on what’s most important in life.
We’ve all enjoyed a good laugh at the perils of getting older. But 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 subjects revolving around long term care options or understanding the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, or a living will vs. a living trust, there’s nothing fun about facing death and the issues that come with it.
About Jodi M. Clock (Grand Rapids, Michigan Author)
Jodi M. Clock is an international speaker and expert on how to help families have a difficult conversation with their loved ones about legacy planning. Having personally witnessed the financial confusion that families endure, especially at an emotionally taxing time, Ms. Clock has centered her career on helping people to understand the options that are available to them. She currently writes and speaks about the basics of Medicaid and asset protection, how to avoid family feuds, end-of-life directives and is a seasoned expert in on pet trusts, as well as their final care. Since 1988 Jodi has worked in the ‘end-of-life planning’ industry including family and corporately owned funeral homes, advance funeral planning companies, casket manufacturers and now practices what she preaches at Clock Funeral Home and Clock Timeless Pets with her husband Dale.
Ms. Clock wrote Navigating the Elder Care Journey…Without Going Broke! to help people appreciate the important facts they need to know, in order to make the right financial choices, in one easy-to-understand guide. It is her hope that through personal stories, straightforward information, and family care plans which include checklists, will help people manage this process. Her goal is for everyone to become informed on options available that will not leave their hard-earned assets unnecessarily exposed, potentially saving them hundreds if not thousands of dollars, qualify for Medicaid, have their funeral expenses prepaid therefore allowing their loved ones the ability to focus on what’s important and not have anxiety or stress over finances.
Jodi is also a huge pet advocate. She is charter member and on the leadership team of the Professional Pet Loss Alliance (PLPA), a Certificated Pet Loss Professional (CPLP) an is trained in Pet Loss and Grief Companioning, holds and insurance license and has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development. She believes that pets should be treated with the same dignity and respect with their end of life care as humans. When she’s not consulting or helping manage the family funeral business, you’ll find her helping raise money for Furr-Ever Re-Homing Pets (a trust created to help pets be re-homed when their owner enters hospice or dies), spending time with her grandchildren, rocking out to Bruce Springsteen and hanging out on the shoreline of western Michigan.