I received the following email and it is worth posting as it is relevant to the current situation I am dealing with. It also reveals another type of problem that should be planned for if you are living in a foreign country without a family support system.
I am dealing with the problem he is talking about and I must say, I have not solved the problem. Maybe tomorrow. Obviously it is better to have provided a solution before the problem than having to deal with the problem after it has occurred.
The email follows:
How to pay bills after a stroke
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:01:18 -0500
From: (Email deleted)
I love reading and following ,and enjoying your posts and articles. Thanks for sharing.
Two weeks ago I was mowed down by a speeding car on the cinta costera that lost control, ran off the road, and scored a direct hit on me.
God was instantly on the job, and I did not get killed, just several cracked ribs, lots of lumps, bruises and abrasions. Sadly, 2 weeks later I am in a ton of pain and have some serious complications, but the mind is as sound ( some would argue otherwise ) as it was before, and I am able to move around the apartment albeit slowly.
But this close shave did again raise the recurring thoughts I often have, as a single person here in Panama, with no family, what happens, God forbid, if I become incapacitated. How would accounts such as hospital etc etc get paid.
I have provided two credit cards to trusted and dear friends that are linked to bank accounts they have signing authority over, but that has only certain limits.
Have you or your readers discovered how to deal with banks or any person here on behalf of someone who is incapacitated and can not sign anything or even get around?
thanks Don, love washing dishes too , and the Toyota SUV, came in second best with a very large dent in its hood