I am 62 years old, never married, no children, and no family other than my 93 and 94 year old parents. I left a great job 3 years ago to care for my mentally and physically declining parents. It has truly been 3 years of hell, but they are now secured separately in a skilled nursing facility and an assisted living facility, and my life is finally better.
This experience has certainly challenged me to look at my own future, and to ensure I have the proper legal documents in place in the event that I am no longer able to handle my financial affairs and make my own decisions regarding medical care.
Certainly, I have friends, but they are my age and older, and I do not expect they would be in a position to help me.
What do people do when they have no family to act on their behalf?