The following brochures and guides were developed by Riderwood staff or other agencies to assist individuals and their families in the decisions necessary throughout the aging process. All residents are encouraged to involve their families early: Your loved ones and representatives need your input. This means frequent conversations, in advance, about your decisions for health, finances, and legal issues. Does your family understand the terms of your contract with Riderwood? Or your wishes for care at the end of life? If some of the conversations seem difficult to start, see the materials from The Conversation Project listed below.
Riderwood Information for Families
- Riderwood Quick Guide. Key Information with access numbers for services at Riderwood from Dining to Finance to Activities and Maintenance.
- Riderwood Social Workers’ Brochure with access numbers. The first point of contact for resident or family member questions is the Resident Services Coordinator / Social Worker in each neighborhood.
- Things to Consider After a Resident’s Death Riderwood checklist to assist our families in handling the affairs of residents at the end of life.
- Financial FAQ Brochure. This brochure answers the questions most frequently asked questions about finances at Riderwood.
- When a Riderwood Resident Dies Pastoral care pamphlet.
Materials from Other Organizations for Families to Consider
- AARP — What to Do When a Loved One Dies
- Consumer Credit Counseling Service — Surviving Spouse Financial Checklist
- The Conversation Project — Website on Helping people share their wishes for care through the end of live.
These links are to Family Resource Guides prepared by FAI Wealth Management. FAI is a private for-profit company. The Guides provide the questions family members need to consider for aging parents.