Archive for December 3, 2018
She was an elected official, but now, that role it is just one of the many memories she has lost. In 1981, your grandmother was the first elected female mayor of her town. Her husband, your grandfather, was the chief surgeon of the hospital in the town. They had 10 children and lived in that painted lady of a home, The one with the pink trim.
Now, however, she struggles to remember even the name of the youngest daughter who visits on a regular basis. After all of her years of public service, your grandmother now relies on doctors and nurses for the care that she needs. As a family, your mother and her siblings had to rely on an estate attorney to help navigate the challenges of moving your grandmother out of her house. Complicated by the fact that your grandmother has one son who is need of constant care because of mental disabilities, the estate attorney was able to set up a trust for this son’s care, designate monies for your grandmother’s care, and move the other money into an a