Parents, and other relatives play a part in raising you. What happens when they're the ones who need your care? There are a host of new things to be decided, and often the burden falls on you to provide care and advice. Make sure you know what to do when it's your turn to be the caregiver.
- Determine the level of care your relative requires.
- Does your relative need short-term or long-term care?
- Get all your frequently asked questions about nursing homes answered.
- Find out if assisted living facilities are the right choice.
- Get the facts about adult day care.
- Are continuing care retirement communities the best choice?
- Understand how the state inspects and licenses facilities.
- How to prevent your loved one from becoming a victim of nursing home abuse.
- Get the facts about a durable power of attorney for health care.
- Understand the issues with Medicare and Medicaid.
- What you need to know when shopping for long-term care insurance.
- What you need to know about wills.
- Get more information about trusts and estates.
- When should your relative give up his or her driver's license?
- Understand the differences between guardianship and conservatorship.
- Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program from the IRS.
- Understand the basics about reverse mortgages and how they can hurt or help.
- Know your rights regarding employment leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Obtain powers of attorney for dealing with bank accounts, 401K, and retirement funds.