2Sisters Speak: Surviving the Sandwich Generation – Episode 35

Budget for Your Goals

How would your loved one prefer to live if they can’t manage alone independently? What is their goal? Do you have the resources and support system to achieve the goal?

We’re going on a trip, but we have no map or GPS and not quite enough gas to get there. Will we get to our destination? Maybe eventually, but not without some struggles and costly detours. You can figure out how far your gas will get you and map out a route in advance. So many people just start heading in the direction of what they want without knowing if they can get there. If staying home is the destination, find a map that can help you plan out how to get there successfully. Measure the distance and make sure you have the resources to get where you want to go. And, if you don’t, what do you want your back-up plan to look like?

Three key takeaways from this episode:

  1. The number one expressed goal is to stay at home through end of life. Number two is never to go into a nursing home.
  2. Just because we want something, doesn’t always make it achievable. It is nice to know in advance what challenges may need to be overcome in order to achieve your goal.
  3. Always try for your primary goal but have a back-up plan in case you need one.

We want to address your questions. Let us know what you’d like addressed in upcoming podcasts.

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