Dr. Randy Moss joins Mark Wight on this week's episode of Senior Matters Radio to discuss caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue in family members supporting their loved ones in need. Tune in to learn what the signs of burnout are, what to consider when you become a caregiver, and how to use the wide array of tools and resources to give your loved ones and yourself the best quality of life possible.
When the word "estate" is mentioned, many people imagine Gone With the Wind style mansions. Yet when it comes to estate planning, an "estate" is just your stuff. If we drill down to the real reasons why estate planning is important, we realize it's not actually about all the stuff; it's about our sweethearts, our families, and our communities. Estate planning is about people.
This week, Mark shares stories about DNA testing and its unforeseen impact on families and estate planning. Once familial ties are discovered, there are new factors to consider in your estate planning. Does this mess up all your planning? Mark discusses some subtleties to be aware of and approaches to take when answering this question.
Sometimes real stories help us understand why pre-planning is so important. Mark Wight shares some examples to provide context and demonstrate how pre-planning, and even crisis planning, can bring peace of mind and security for whatever the future may hold.