Caregivers

Studies suggest that Americans age 65 and older are less likely to be chronically disabled or living in a nursing home today than seniors of the same age were two decades ago. Still, there may come a time when you can no longer manage on your own and may need the help of a caregiver. There are options available.

Articles and Info

Losing a Spouse or Parent

When you lose a spouse or a parent you may be overwhelmed with grief, but their are legal steps and notifications that should not be postponed. More »


Hiring Help in the Home

Find out what questions to ask and what to look for before choosing to hire someone to assist in the home. More »


Care Alternatives

There are many options for seniors when choosing a caregiver. Learn about some of the ways to help make informed choices about nursing homes, hospice care, in-home care and programs to assist with daily living. More »


Questions

Question: I have had my elderly parents living with me for the last 2.5 years. We have had to buy a larger house to accommodate them plus our children. How much of the household expenses (mortgage, utilities, food, etc.) can they contribute to (they have IRA's and social security) without a tax problem for me. I do not claim them as dependents on my taxes.
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Question: I live in another state, mother lives in AZ. are all POA's from state to state? Do I need to get a POA from AZ for her?
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Question: How do we change the guardianship of my mentally disabled bother from my mother who is now ill herself, to another family member? Also is it possible to have more than one guardian? This would help to prevent this situation in the future if it was possible.
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Question: I reading tutor and have a student who works as a caregiver. Is it true that as of Jan. 1, 2010 she will have to be certified as a caregiver?
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Question: Can a sister who has power of attorney,request that the assistant living facility where our elderly mother resides, take my name(mother's son) off of the emergency / hospital notification list? What is the legal procedure to get this reversed?
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Question: If a single adult is injured and unable to make any decisions, will the court appoint a family member to become their guardian? If so, how is this done?
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Question: can i get compensated by the government for being my moms sole live in caregiver
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Question: I am my mother's caregiver. She is 87 years old and requires me to be home 24/7. I cannot get a job because of this situation. Is there compensation for me as a caregiver through her health benefit plan, medicare or some other avenue. I am glad to be her caregiver but it has put a strain on us financially. Thank you.
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Question: I have Durable Power of Attorney for my mother who is in a nursing home. Does this obligate me for her debts?
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Question: I am the single mother of a severly multiply disabled child. Before moving to Phoenix last year I lost conservatorship of my son's estate. It is very difficult to get things paid for through the court-appointed fiduiary and I don't plan on moving back to detroit. What steps do I need to take to regain the conservatorship?
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Question: Where can I get AZ State Certification as a Caregiver?
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Question: I want to request a change in power of attorney from my sister to myself. My father is in a nursing home, and i do not feel my sister is capable of making good decisions for our father. Do you know what form I would fill out to request this change in Power of Attorney?
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Question: My late husband suffered from Alzheimer's Disease when he borrowed money and signed documents that deeded his home to another person. That person refuses to return title of the home to my late husband's estate even though the loan was paid off in full. What are my rights?
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Question: I have been mostly supported by my spouse the last few years. After a heart attack, I am no longer able to work and trying to get on social security so I can eventually receive medicare. Social security told me that I have not worked enough quarters the last 15 years to qualify. What about all the years before that?
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Question: My mother passed away. She does have a will and I was nominated as the executer and trustee. I am the sole beneficiary. She only has a bank account but when the account was setup nobody was on the account but her. no payable unpon death. What is required by the bank for me to access the account to begin paying for her expences? Her will did state that I shoud have immediate access without going through the courts.
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Question: How do I begin to file probate if there is no will?
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Question: Do I need long-term care insurance?
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Question: I need info pertaining to my rights power of attorney for my father and how to keep ex-stepmother from getting his pension.
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