03/10/2014 12:49 pm ET Updated May 10, 2014

Knowing When to Ask For Help Is Key to Aging with Dignity and Independence

You never know when you or someone you love might need daily help, such as assistance getting groceries, help with transportation or round the clock care, all of which require planning and coordination. The first step is to build a plan that preserves your dignity, choice and independence.

But for many people, just asking for help can be the hardest part.

Here are some tips to that will assist with knowing when and how to engage others to plan for healthy aging.

#7 Knowing When To Ask For Help Is Key from The SCAN Foundation on Vimeo.

In Spanish:

#7 La Clave Es Saber Cuando Pedir Ayuda from The SCAN Foundation on Vimeo.

For more information, please read, "10 Conversations to Plan for Aging with Dignity and Independence." The publication is also available in Spanish, "10 Conversaciones Que Hay Que Inciar Para Vivir una Vejez con Dignidad e Independencia."