My friend Amy Atcha is a Napoleon Hill Certified Instructor, Speaker, Author, Power of Attorney and Certified Guardian.
I was blessed to interview her for Journey To Success Radio. Joining me as a co-host for the show was Napoleon Hill Certified Instructor Tim Chhim.
Amy Atcha is a Professional Speaker, Author, Power of Attorney and Certified Guardian. Amy is the President and Founder of Customized Caring, Inc., a company that specializes in helping aging adults and their families manage the challenges associated with life’s transitions.
She is the author of several books including the estate planning book titled
and the Improvement in 3-D workbook series:
Amy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ferris State University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Management from Iowa State University. She is a National Registered Guardian, Professional Coach and Certified Instructor for the Napoleon Hill Foundation. She also has previously earned designations as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
For over 20 years, Amy Atcha has been working with individuals and organizations teaching them the art and principles of conducting thorough investigations, performing due diligence, making sound decisions and communicating information effectively.
Amy has delivered hundreds of presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Malaysia. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is an executive officer for NSA-Illinois.
Her one-on-one consultations and group training sessions are customized to help her clients and their families prepare confidently for the future. Amy’s in-depth understanding of both legal and financial affairs has helped hundreds of individuals find solutions to their specific needs.
As a Certified Guardian, Amy Atcha “steps Into her client’s shoes” and acts on their behalf in matters related to the business-end of their life.
Amy Atcha's goal is to leave her clients and their families ready for what life might bring.
You knew this day would come. Mom needs some help. She can no longer live alone; no longer live in her own house. It’s time for you to step in, to help find a new place for her to live. Mom needs a place where she is safe, well taken care of AND where she can be active, comfortable and happy. Mom needs a place she can continue to call her “Home”.
The task of moving Mom to the right home is not easy, and cannot be done overnight. It is a process, a journey. But where do you begin? And who will guide you as you travel down this road? There was no magic map to lead you, and Mom, along the way. Until now….
How To Put Your Mother In A Home, Professional Skills for a Personal Journey, by Amy Atcha is your beacon of light, your compass, your instruction manual. Complementing what you already know about your mom, this book assists you through the phases of moving Mom into an appropriate care environment. The journey starts by recognizing the signs that help is needed, then navigates through possible locations, helping her downsize from the old and begin the new, and ends with settling her in to her new Home. All this, while fostering her physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual well-being.
This book will help you do the right thing – find Mom a home where she will be satisfied, safe, and secure. This book is YOUR guide for how to put your mother in a home, the professional skills you’ll need for your personal journey.
What if something happened to you -- and someone had to "step into your shoes" -- whether for a month, a year or the rest of your life? What if you couldn't communicate, even for a short period of time? What if you couldn't care for yourself?
Worse yet, what if this happened and you weren't prepared? Who would you want to pick up the pieces, if even only on a temporary basis? Who is that person? Do you know? And more importantly -- does he/she? Would that person know where you kept your legal documents? What bills to expect to pay? What income to be collecting for you? And what about those tough decisions -- the final decisions of your life -- would that person know what you want? Does that person know what your beliefs are, what your wishes were? An illness, or worse, can be a challenging time -- emotionally draining, stressful, physically exhausting.
For most of us, we think we are either going to be alive or dead -- rarely does anyone ever contemplate another alternative. But what if? This book assembles the many pieces of your full and complex life into one short workbook. The idea is to consolidate the information so that if something did happen to you, your family, a close friend, or even a Power of Attorney or Legal Guardian, could step in and help you out -- with the least disruption to you and your life and your matters. It also provides a convenient and safe place for you to identify and document your wishes and preferences, in the event that you become disabled and you're not able to care for yourself -- either physically or financially.
And finally, what about those important end-of-life decisions -- the ones not many of us want to discuss? We each handle things in our own way -- so let this book assist you in communicating what is "your way." If you've never had that "uncomfortable" yet very necessary, discussion with your family and friends, then this is your time and your place to leave appropriate information that will be of help.