I travel in a circle of women just like me…childless caregivers.
One question that comes up during our conversations is, who will take care of us when we grow old? We’ve devoted countless hours to the care of our parents, knowing there is no one waiting in the wings to return the favor. We hope our spouse will be there but we’ve seen reality. One of us will pass away first.
To all my friends, regardless if you have children or not, watch this six-minute TED Talk by Judy MacDonald Johnston and visit her website Good [End Of] Life. She shares information on how to plan for a good end of life, on your terms, based on her experience caring for an elderly couple. She is informative, inspiring, practical and her website has five worksheets to help you plan for the inevitable.