Americans have generally been making plans their entire lives and those in retirement need to make plans, even though those plans are some of the least comfortable plans for people at any age to make. They are plans for their very final years, according to the Dothan Eagle in "Seniors need to plan for their final years."
Seniors need to plan for where they would like to live in their final years. If the answer is at home, arrangements need to be made to make sure that home is safe. If people would prefer to live in a nursing home, they should see an elder law attorney as soon as possible to discuss how they are going to pay for the nursing home.
An elder law attorney can also help with other plans, including creating powers of attorney and a health care proxy, essential documents to have in case seniors are not able to care for themselves in their final years.
An elder law attorney can advise you in making plans that fit your unique circumstances.
Reference: Dothan Eagle (April 28, 2018) "Seniors need to plan for their final years."