Legal-Ease: Don’t shoot family over long-term care

The idea of facing being relocated to a nursing home or other long-term care facility can be very daunting. Recently it was reported that a woman shot and killed her son because he was planning to move his mother to an assisted living facility.

This can be a difficult situation, and it’s important to remember that the reality of facing relocation is not a decision made by family. Rather, circumstances such as age, life experience and medical need are forced upon families.

It’s easy to focus on the negative aspects of moving to a long-term care facility. But there are several positives related to a move to long-term care.

Somber news rang forth last week, as a woman was reported to have shot and killed her son because the son expressed his intention to relocate his mother to an assisted living facility.

Unfortunately, the angst of facing relocation to nursing home or other long-term care facility is particularly acute in our region. We love our independence here in northwest and west central Ohio, where there is little public transportation and where most of our neighbors do not live upstairs or downstairs from our residence.

Read more about long-term care and the upside to it in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Don’t shoot family over long-term care

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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