Grace's Umbrella

 

Grace’s Umbrella was developed both from research and the personal experiences of the Timesavers founders in assisting their own family members through difficult situations. These products are an integration of practical planning and the fact that information is most invaluable when it is coordinated and organized. 


When a call comes that a parent or other loved one has fallen or suffered a traumatic event, panic often ensues, particularly if you live away from your family member.


Grace’s Umbrella is the answer—using our plan will allow you to begin the process of answering all of the questions that might otherwise never seem to end, then know that your Umbrella is there when the rain comes. Don’t be caught unprepared when it is so simple to have peace of mind!

Grace's Umbrella Preparedness Project

The comprehensive tool for gathering all pertinent information required when an emergency, accident or other crisis occurs.  Important for all ages, but particularly for those at a stage of life during which information might begin to be lost, the Preparedness Project binder allows you to record all information on paper and includes a CD with PDF fillable forms if an electronic version of the information is preferred.  GUPP also includes a Living Will/Advanced Health Care Directive and a Durable Power of Attorney recognized as legal in Kentucky, along with additional resources and helpful information.

Grace's Umbrella Workbook + Disc

The Workbook is a condensed version of Grace’s Umbrella Preparedness Project.  The Workbook is a paper format including forms which allow you to record the most essential information needed to be kept in one place.  Forms include personal contacts, medical history and current status, including prescriptions, legal and financial information, and funeral and estate plans.  Not as complete a record as the Preparedness Project, the Workbook nevertheless allows you to coordinate and integrate a large amount of vital information in one place.  The Workbook can be purchased alone or with a CD with PDF fillable forms.  The CD can also be purchased separately.

When the Time Comes...Will You Be Ready?

Elizabeth Downing

Angelos Magazine Summer 2017

Five years after my father's death, my feisty, independent 92-year-old mother dragged herself across her kitchen to call and tell me she had fallen and thought something was very wrong. Frightened that she may have a head injury, I was almost relieved to learn the something "very wrong" was a broken hop, requiring hip replacement surgery. 

My family knew the steps we took when our mother came home would determine her quality of life for the rest of her life. My experience running a caregiving service reinforced our determination to take the safest and smartest steps going forward. Over her protestations, we provided around-the-clock attention divided between our large family and caregivers from my service. We could not have chosen a better course for our family, but we were prepared. We had traveled this road more than once. We were veterans.

You are never too old or too young to have your health-care and end-of-life wishes honored. Gather the following materials and store them safely, making sure those you love and trust will know where or how to access this information.