Should I obtain a written contract to receive payment for the care I give dad if I quit my job to help him? If I move mom into my house, or I move into hers, what legal obligations do I get myself into? If a loved one loses capacity to make decisions for themselves, what documents do I need so I can make decisions on their behalf?
These are just a few of the legal questions caregivers face as they navigate the caregiving journey. All too often, people take on the role of caring for a loved one without sufficient understanding of the critical legal issues. In reality, what we spend now, and how we document it, can impact possible Medicaid eligibility down the line or create major conflicts within families. What’s the difference between a Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Power of Attorney? Join Wendy Kanar from Poznak Dyer Kanar Schefsky Thompson PLC for a discussion of legal pitfalls that caregivers may face and precautions you can take to protect yourself and the loved one you are assisting.
Still more questions? Watch for a separate session on Estate Planning to follow on May 30 from 1:00-3:00pm.
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For all caregiver classes, if you are caring for another person and are not previously registered with Senior Services as a caregiver, please plan for a few extra minutes on the phone for registration or to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a brief form. Respite scholarships may be available. If requesting respite care, notify when registering.