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McCurrie McCurrie
& McCurrie, L.L.C.

680 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032-3010
Phone: (201) 467-4180
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Plan Your Estate, Plan Your Life

Everyone should take the time to plan his or her estate. You plan your estate so that you will have enough money to retire, to pay for medical bills and any other unforeseen expenses. However, the planning should not stop there.

In addition to planning out your finances and who/what organizations and groups will inherit your estate, you should also take the time to plan for future living arrangements. If you reach a point where you need help getting around or require constant medical supervision, a nursing home may be the only option.

Many times, it will be the children who make these plans for their parents, as sometimes parents or grandparents cannot make on their own. It probably won't be the most fun you have ever had, or the most pleasant task you have ever considered. Still, it is a very important part of planning for the future.

Nursing homes exist everywhere, but good nursing homes can be hard to find. High turnover rates among nursing staff and slashed budgets have made for poor conditions and unqualified staff in many homes.

However, you can help ensure that your loved ones are cared for.

Before it gets to the point where you absolutely have to put them in a home, it is useful to compile a list of homes nearby you and do some research into which ones may be a good fit. Definitely take the time to do online research into different homes and keep an eye out for citation records or negative reviews.

Most importantly, visit before making a commitment. Talk with the nursing home director and get an idea of his or her personality and dedication to the home's residents.

Along with estate planning, nursing home planning can go a long way towards ensuring safety and well-being no matter what happens.

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