Questions You Must Ask NOW

imagesNone of us like to think about our parents or spouse suddenly succumbing to unforseen, serious illness or even death. But like it or not, these things happen, often when we least expect them. This excellent article was written by a young man whose father needed immediate, unexpected brain surgery while he was far away and totally unreachable.

When the writer finally returned from his trip, his father was comatose and he was faced with managing his care without knowing basic facts like his father’s social security number or whether he had health insurance.

Included here is an invaluable list of the most important questions to ask your parents (and spouse) in advance, so that you never have to face the nightmare scenario he endured. 

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Ellen W. Schrier, LCSW, is a family therapist and the mother of three adolescent/young adult kids.


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