It's not about the immediate gratification, it's about avoiding massive problems down the road. Do it now, be happy later.
If you're not an Attorney, don't be scared
Legalese and fancy terms can frighten non-legal minds away from relatively simple and important tasks. Many of the legal objectives you should be tackling make perfect sense when explained in layman terms.
Keeping it legal
Deal now or deal later
But now, is usually much, much better
Not only is it usually expensive to deal with the legal part of growing older, but it only gets more expensive if you decide to kick that can down the road. In addition, the issues can often be contentious between family and with the aging individual. There's nothing easy about this aspect of caregiving; you just have to get your hands dirty.