Trigger Events Point to Future Problems
If something happens that leaves you concerned about your own health or that of a spouse or elderly loved one, chances are good you’ve just experienced a trigger event. Trigger events are important markers in the long-term care journey because they signal that a person’s condition is deteriorating. Some examples:
- Observing that your loved one is becoming increasingly forgetful
- Noticing that your loved one is struggling to get around
- A diagnosis of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or other chronic condition
- A catastrophic event such as a fall, medication mishap, fire, or accident in the home or car
- Discovering that your loved one is wandering, malnourished, dehydrated or unable to care for him/herself due to functional limitations
- A medical event such as a stroke, heart attack or aneurysm
- Exhaustion or burnout of the loved one’s primary caregiver
Though it could be a very long time before care outside the home is needed, trigger events point to trouble ahead. Some families wait until their loved one can no longer live at home to get help. But that delay often puts families on the road to a future elder care crisis.
The Solution: Drazen Rubin Law’s Pathways through Longevity® Process
Drazen Rubin Law, LLC’s Pathways through Longevity® approach features seven distinct pathways of inquiry that
enable our team to craft a solution that is a perfect fit for your unique needs. We take the time to get to know
you, your goals, your values, and what’s important to you.
Think of Drazen Rubin Law, LLC as your elder care crisis avoidance team. We ensure that your loved one receives the care he or she needs today. We then surround you with the support you’ll need to deal with legal, health care and long-term care decisions as your loved one’s situation progresses. And once the plan is in place, we are always here for you.