About Later
In Life

How to Help My Loved Ones

Helping families evaluate parental living and care options in the transition from independent living

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My Story

Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I would like to give you a little background on who I am and why I decided to start Later in Life Solutions. I am in my early 50s, a qualified CPA and mother of 3 and was a Senior Director working on special projects and strategic growth opportunities with the CEO for a large national law firm.

I had a fulfilling and demanding job with a firm that accommodated my flexible work arrangement needs. This flexibility accommodated the significant time and support that I was providing to my parents who were living independently, one who courageously fought for 7 years with pancreatic cancer and the other with chronic physical degenerative issues.  Like so many other professionals and busy families, I found myself challenged as I worked to balance my career, support my husband (a partner in a National CPA firm) and keep engaged to provide needed involvement in my children's’ active lives. On top of these professional and personal responsibilities, I found myself suddenly required to step in as the Executor of my Dad’s estate. This added responsibility meant huge additional stress and significant demands on my time to address the need to transition my parents, not once but twice in two years, in order to secure optimal living and more importantly proper care arrangements in a supportive community.

In addressing the transition needs of my parents, I realized that other busy professionals were facing the same stress and like me were investing significant time and effort to work through the same process to evaluate the many different options available to fit our parent’s needs.

"I came to realize through this experience, that in the absence of support, others in my shoes might have their parents make ill-informed or rushed decisions that could be influenced by a short-term focus, a possible lack of objectivity and/or through an analysis that does not consider all relevant factors, costs and options."

~Jennifer Baddeley, Founder

"I came to realize through this experience, that in the absence of support, others in my shoes might have their parents make ill-informed or rushed decisions that could be influenced by a short-term focus, a possible lack of objectivity and/or through an analysis that does not consider all relevant factors, costs and options."

~Jennifer Baddeley, Founder

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Increasingly friends and other families I have met face this challenge and like I, already have a full plate and/or may not be located where their parents are.  I know also that there are situations where some children are entrusted with making decisions for parents who are unable to ask the right questions and/or perform the objective analysis that would enable them to make these important decisions themselves. 

I will capitalize on my strong and proven organizational, problem solving and analytical skills to compassionately help you and your family.  With my support you will, be able to effectively work through the critical care decisions, substantially reduce the demand on your time, have a well planned solution and have us manage their transition with the support of our team.

My mission is to guide you and your parent, as an independent trusted advisor, to make the best sustainable senior living decision and ensure your parent feels in control of the decision.  Like all major life changing events it is key to plan for this, make sure you have done proper due diligence, that you understand your parent’s specific living and care needs today and likely in the future and finally understand what the “real all-in costs” are having regard to one's financial resources. Call me for an initial free consultation to discuss your family/parental situation.

"Jennifer brings this rare combination of skill and attributes that is so valuable in assisting families with such an important decision, with so much impact. I highly recommend Jennifer and Later in Life Solutions to assist you with next steps for your loved one."

~  Keren, Colleague.

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