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Guide to Estate Planning for Seniors: Secure Your Legacy

Summary: Our guide to estate planning for seniors helps provide resources and navigate individuals through each step of the process. Each page of our guide provides different insights to  estate planning and carefully educates our reader about the most important aspects of estate planning.

Estate planning is the process of determining how your assets will be managed once you have passed away. It helps to ensure that your personal wishes are carried out and nothing is left to chance.

Understandably, estate planning can be a touchy subject to discuss with others as tensions may rise about who will be entitled to what aspects of your life. However, to avoid a family fall out and stress after you have passed on, it is important to set clear intentions when planning for your estate.

Though it can be an uncomfortable process, having your estate mapped out early will allow you to live the rest of your live with peace, knowing your legacy will be taken care of by those you trust the most. It is important to begin estate planning early to avoid any unexpected bumps along the road. Estate planning in your golden years, or elder estate planning, is not uncommon. However, the earlier you begin the process, the less stressful it will be.

Get the Estate Planning Tips and Resources You Need

Our goal at MedicareFAQ is to help educate our clients on their Medicare benefits and all aspects of the aging process. Even the healthiest individuals should begin estate planning to ensure it is taken care of in the case of uncontrollable events such as a tragic accident or rapid health decline.

Estate planning for the elderly can be a difficult task as elderlies may have suffered memory loss or other cognitive declines. If you decide to push out the process of estate planning, it may be essential to have a trusted individual of your choice help you make decisions about your estate.

This estate planning guide is designed to help you understand each aspect of the process, act as an estate planning checklist, and provide resources for you to feel confident when beginning your estate planning process.

Each estate planning scenario will look different. However, it is our hope that this guide can provide education and resources to those who are new at the process and do not know where to begin. We are here to help you get started!

Learn More About Estate Planning:
How to Find an Estate Planning Attorney
Last Will and Testament
How to Make a Will: Step by Step Guide
Understanding Trusts
Power of Attorney: What You Should Know
Long Term Care Planning and Medicare
How to Store Your Estate Planning Documents

Kayla Hopkins

Kayla Hopkins

Content Editor
Kayla Hopkins is an accomplished writer and Medicare educator serving as the Editor of MedicareFAQ.com. Upon completing her Communications degree from Ohio University, Kayla dedicated her time to understanding the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare. With her extensive background as a Licensed Insurance Agent, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her writing.
Ashlee Zareczny

Ashlee Zareczny

Compliance Manager
Ashlee Zareczny is the Compliance Manager for MedicareFAQ. As a licensed Medicare agent in all 50 states, she is dedicated to educating those eligible for Medicare by providing the necessary resources and tools. Additionally, Ashlee trains new and tenured Medicare agents on CMS compliance guidelines. Ashlee is a Medicare expert who specializes in Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D education.


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