My husband and I both come from large families with several childless aunts and uncles. Over the past few years, we’ve learned that some of them have put us in charge of their affairs as well as our parents’.
For geographic and professional reasons, we are the obvious choice to be someone’s executor or to hold the power of attorney.
But they are all within a decade of each other, and the prospect of managing the care of 6 or more 80-somethings across a few states is daunting. Better than the alternative, of course, but still daunting.
What have you needed to do for your older relatives? Other than making sure the documents are in order, what recommendations do you have?