First, we would like to honor all the doctors, nurses, full-time caregivers, and those caring for family members and friends. Our hearts go out to you, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you do and all you give.
Although I have been a caregiver for eight … yes … eight different family members and friends over the last 28 years, I am always astounded at the learning that comes with caregiving.
Of all the problems that arise when an elder needs personal assistance with daily matters, perhaps the least recognized are those that arise when a caregiver is compensated. In this article we will review the legal issues arising from compensation of private and family caregivers. These issues become more complex when the caregiver handles the elder’s finances and compensates herself.
Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. In addition to making sure that your loved one is safe and their daily needs are met, you are also faced with the fact that there are many financial and legal issues that must be addressed.
As women, we are often expected to fill multiple roles: that of a loving mother, career woman, supportive wife or partner, volunteer in the community and, at some point for many, a new role—that of caregiver to our parents or loved ones. For the last 30 years, I have helped clients plan for their “golden
November is National Caregiver month, and we are honoring those around the world who care for aging or disabled loved ones. This could be special needs loved ones, aging loved ones with Dementia and other cognitive diseases, loved ones who simply need help with the daily activities of living that include things like meal preparation,
When most people hear the word legacy, they immediately think of money or something passed from one generation to the next. But legacy is actually more about how we live our lives and how we are remembered. This idea seems to be shared by poet, Linda Ellis in the last line of her poem, The
Watching our parents age is not always easy. We all dread the idea of that “call in the night” – the one that means we must step into the Designated Caregiver™ role to manage our parents’ lives and make tough decisions about their care, finances, and welfare. According to the Society of Certified Senior Advisors:
As Rosalyn Carter eloquently stated: There are only 4 types of people: those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who receive care, and those who will be caregivers in the future! How many children are really prepared for that phone call from one of their parents or loved ones that will
A s a family estate planning attorney, clients often come to me with ideas about wills & trusts that they learned from friends, neighbors, and the internet. I’ve come to realize that a lot of people think they know about wills & trusts – but they don’t. Unfortunately, most people don’t ever find out they