My mother, Ruth, in my eyes, never aged. She made a point to prepare her estate in the event of her death-though rarely did we talk about such topics. In 1990, just after Christmas dinner, as we washed and dried dishes together, I discussed with her the importance of establishing a plan in regard to her own health care. Acknowledging the aging process and initiating the conversations on how to handle various stages is not easy. However, it was important for me to assure my mother that she was an integral part in the decision-making process for her future well-being. We were both nurses, so as we talked she understood the need to be proactive and plan for her future. This plan allowed for options, which included her wish to age in place and receive care in her own home, buying a long-term care insurance policy, and securing Take Care Advisor’s geriatric care management component. Having this in place assured my mother that her wishes would be met.