As someone with diabetes, there are a lot of plans to consider for your golden years.

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Taking care of your health is always a high priority when you have diabetes. As you age, your healthcare concerns should include planning the care you need in your later years. Preparing for your golden years takes some research, but luckily there are a lot of resources available to help.

Considering Long Term Care

One of the things you’ll want to consider when planning for care in your later years is long term care options. Long term care provides personal care for an extended period of time if you need assistance with eating, getting dressed, walking or any other number of everyday activities.

Most insurance, including Medicare, doesn’t cover the cost of long term care, so it’s a good idea to meet with a financial planner who can assess your financial situation and help you make the plans you’ll need. He or she may recommend long term care insurance and can discuss other options for covering the cost such as Medicaid, which can cover long term care expenses after your money runs out.

Part of your planning should also include discussing the future with your family. It’s best to begin these conversations early, before you are forced into making decisions because of an accident or illness. You should decide who you’d like to make healthcare and financial decisions for you if you become unable to do so, as well as discuss the long term care options you’ve decided on so everyone is on the same page.

 End of Life Planning

It’s not something that most people like to think about, but planning for what will happen after you pass on is a necessary part of planning for the future. You don’t want to wait until the last minute when costly mistakes are most likely.

The first thing you should do is make a plan for your estate. It’s essential to meet with an attorney who specializes in estate planning to draft the documents you need for your future. Part of this planning should include drafting a letter of instruction for family so they know all about the plans you’ve made.

You can also pre-plan for your funeral, taking the burden away from your family to make arrangements after your passing. Pre-planning final arrangements not only allows you to provide specifics about what you would like for the service, it also eliminates the financial and emotional stress of planning a funeral from your family.

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