It is a myth that most of the elderly are cared for by nursing homes or health care institutions, In fact, over the past several years it has been determined that over 80% of those who need long term care receive that care from unpaid caregivers. That being the case, what can you do to make caregiving easier down the road?
As a caregiver, the key word is plan:
Determine a starting point with respect to financial matters and care options
Learn about estate planning with respect to necessary documents and guardianship issues