No, there's nothing fun discussing your future nursing home - or how you're going to pay for it - but it's something we all have to think about. And the hosts of the Bad to the Dad podcast like to inform as well as entertain!
Yale Hauptman, elder-care planning attorney and author from Livingston, joins Coach Randy and Adam D to discuss the emotional and economical considerations for long-term planning.
"While it's never too late to plan for those twilight years, we learned from Yale that it's better to do it sooner rather than later," says co-host Adam D. "Exploring long-term insurance options in your forties, and even fifties, is a lot less stressful than doing it when you actually need it; or saddling your family with that burden."
Hauptman, who operates his firm with his wife, Laurie, in Livingston, has also authored a book on the subject called, Be Nice to Me - I Pick Your Nursing Home, with the subtitle "How To Provide For Your Parent's Care Without Going to the Poorhouse Or the Nuthouse."
"In interviewing Yale, he tells us that the book was built with blog entries and stories," says Coach Randy. "It does not read like a text book, which makes it an easier and more relaxing read. The process is stressful enough, but Yale effectively uses some amusing stories to help navigate the money side and family side of this topic."
Visitors to the Hauptman & Hauptman website can request a free copy of the book.
In addition to their weekly interview, Coach Randy and Adam D offer some advice on networking after a job loss or change.
Bad to the Dad: "Long Term Dadding", their third episode of the season can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts.