An Estate’s Family Holiday Jingle

by Audrey Miller on December 19, 2013

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Baby Boomers, Elder Care, Family Conflict

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Originally published in allaboutestates.ca on December 19, 2013:

A little holiday jingle ….. with new stanzas added.

T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know,
It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O.,
Mom probably liked you better, if memory serves,
So while I am a P.O.A., she will get what she deserves.

Come on siblings and get off your butts,
I need alittle help, ‘cause I really am going nuts,
I am pulled in many directions, with no time for my own,
Let’s hire an expert who we can speak with by phone.

This Plan will save time and money; and help us agree,
We can all care for Mom, in addition to me!
A Plan of Care will outline Mom’s needs,
Working together, we all will succeed.

All families are strange, of this I am sure,
Now where did we put Elder Caring’s brochure?

Some guidance is needed to keep mom from harm
‘Cause with caregiver burnout, I’ve nearly bought the farm
I won’t wait this time, I will call them right now
Professional counsellors will give me know- how

I found it along with various papers
Advanced directives, wills, now finally some answers!
From my heart to yours, I only want the best
Glad to choose Elder Caring over the rest!

Thanks so much for reading. My next blog will be in 2014. Looking forward to sharing with you then. Happy New Year!

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