Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2 More Key Questions for Family Caregivers

In addition to the questions listed in our previous few posts, here are two more key questions you might consider when planning for taking care of an elder family member:
  • Am I living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of myself?
  • Do I have a plan in place in the event of an emergency?
It is often difficult to answer these questions objectively, yet the issues can be of critical importance over time. Therefore, these questions must be taken seriously, and might best be considered with the help of a trusted advisor. 

There are many resources available to help you with these issues. Please contact your elder attorney for assistance.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Elder Law Caregiver Series: 5 Additional FAQ

Continuing with our series of posts that relate to planning your approach to elder care, here are five additional questions that are frequently-asked:

  • Have I communicated my wishes to my loved ones regarding end of life decisions?
  • Do I expect family members to help me as I age?
  • What supports are available to help me live independent from my family?
  • Will I be able to take care of my own needs without help from other family members or government programs?
  • Do I have knowledge about the resources that are available to me to assist with my planning?