As an elder law attorney, I see people’s lives suddenly change when a loved one requires caretaking. Whether your spouse’s health declines or another relative needs help, you won’t know the difficulties of being a caregiver until you become one. You are not alone. In the US, 53 million people have assumed this role and then struggled to make it work. Much of the challenge surrounds organizing and storing critical documents, so you’re prepared when you need them. I’d like to share an article I found from Fast Company referencing a handbook that may be extremely valuable to new caregivers.
At Camden Law, our elder law attorneys also help you gather information to ensure your loved one gets the quality care and treatment they need and the financial resources necessary to pay for it. Caretaking is a labor of love. We provide guidance and support to minimize the stress and uncertainty in your role.
We hope you found this article helpful. Contact our Chicago area office at 630-568-6656 to discuss how we can help you with any legal questions you may have. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.