Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Family Caregivers - The Backbone of Long Term Care

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:

  1. Determine a starting point with respect to financial matters and care options
  2. Learn about estate planning with respect to necessary documents and guardianship issues
  3. Have a plan to take care of your self!

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