Hilary Griffiths reviews


For anyone who has ever worried about what will happen to their ill relative after they’re gone, there is a useful and practical guide available. It’s called Safe and Secure — Six Steps to Creating a Personal Future Plan for People with Disabilities.

Compiled by Al Etmanski with the help of Jack Collins and Vickie Cammack from the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), the book’s six steps are chapters titled Clarifying Your Vision, Building Relationships, Controlling the Home Environment, Preparing for Decision-Making, Developing Your Will and Estate Plan and Securing Your Plan. Each chapter is followed by worksheets, seven in all, and the guide concludes with a resource list of books, videos, films and organizations.

Safe and Secure is a key tool for anyone concerned about a loved one’s future — especially a loved one who, you worry, may feel lost, scared and vulnerable after you’re gone. Check it out.

Safe and Secure is available in the AMI library.