Aging in Place, Part 1: Having the Conversation

Christine Brown |

You know it’s important to plan for your future and help your kids build good financial habits. What about your older loved ones? Many people find it hard to talk about financial and investment matters with parents and older relatives. As long as they’re healthy and independent, it’s easy to assume they are set financially. But if they aren’t, you could find yourself in the position of essentially becoming their retirement and long-term care plan. Estate planning and elder care attorney Christine Brown talks about the importance of understanding the wants and needs of our loved ones and how you can start those tough conversations with your loved ones, and, if necessary, begin the financial planning process with them.



Christine Brown is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the South Bay Bar Association’s Probate and Estate Planning Section, and a number of community organizations serving the needs of older adults. In addition to her law practice, South Bay Elder Law, Christine is the mom of two busy teenagers and volunteers for California Superior Court Probate Departments and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR).