Grandmas always have the great pleasure when spending time with grandchildren. CBS News reported that spending time with little ones not only brings joy, it also provides grandma’s brain a boost and increases mental sharpness.
As summer vacation is drawing to a close, we at Keeping In Touch Solutions made a special video just for grandmas.
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Grandmas and grandpas who do not spend time with family members had a 26 percent higher death risk during a seven-year period compared to those who do. Staying in touch proves to improve grandma’s and grandpa’s health and alertness.
While spending time together may not be feasible year round, most families try their very best to spend quality time with grandma when possible especially during summer months and when kids are out of school.
Now that the kids are back in school it is time to think about grandma’s needs before the next visit. Let’s put a grandma’s kit of resources together to help place grandma’s paperwork in order. At the same time let family members have all the necessary papers ready to preserve grandma’s legacy.
Do you know where grandma keeps all her savings bonds? What if her savings bonds were stolen, lost or misplaced? What are the ways to recover grandma’s treasure?
One of the ways to recover is to provide serial numbers, approximate issue dates and or grandma’s social security number. The Treasury Department may be able to search for the records with just the SSN. What if you don’t have grandma’s SSN?
Managing household records is not an easy task if we have not done it on a regular basis. Families that have grandma’s paperwork in place find it easier to work through all the legal, medical and daily life issues when it comes time to take charge of grandma’s life.
Cori’s grandma fought cancer in the last three years since her 74th birthday until she took her last breath last week. Knowing the importance of helping grandma with her paperwork and leaving a legacy, Cori helped grandma gather all her paperwork in the early stages of grandma’s illness.
Grandma never let anyone or anything stand in her way. She wanted to make sure her family members know where all the deeds, insurance policies, bonds and passwords were located.
Cori and her grandma who was one of the aged in place grandmas had spent days together talking and filing. Her time spent with grandma had helped grandma through the hard times especially in the last few months. What’s more helpful was her family members knew exactly what to do for grandma when she took her last breath.
Here are some suggested legal papers to gather for grandma:
• Birth certificate
• Marriage certificate
• House deed
• Auto insurance
• Password list
• Medical records
• Safe deposit inventory
• Bank accounts
• Living will
Keeping in touch solutions will keep you connected with grandma when you can’t do it daily. If you are ready to keep Grandma connected to the outside world every day, then call us today… at 1.800.664.5541 …to see if this is right for you.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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