Care giving for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. In addition to making sure that your loved one’s daily needs are met, you must deal with the fact that your relationship with this person is no longer what it once was. Plus, you are trying to maintain some sort of life of your own. As a caregiver, you need to take into consideration how you are doing as well, and recognize the boundaries between what you can handle on your own and what things you need to get assistance for from others.
Taking on the responsibility of providing for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can often cause the caregiver to experience financial stress. It’s often inconsistent with holding any other job, and reducing household income can often produce financial strain. Despite that, many caregivers feel uncomfortable with the idea of charging a parent or other loved one for their work. Even those who entertain the idea may not have a handle on what’s fair.
Fortunately, these issues can often be addressed in a very positive way with proper legal planning. This is generally not the type of legal help for which the assistance of a “general practice” attorney would be appropriate. You need an elder law attorney – someone who focuses his or her professional practice in dealing with the specific types of legal issues that Alzheimer’s families face, such as Coulson Elder Law.
When evaluating a geriatric care facility for placement for either yourself or your loved one, it’s important to develop a set of criteria that is essential to you. Everyone has different reasons for choosing a facility, as well as different needs and wants, and the idea that one care facility is going to be the […]
Just as the title suggests, immediate Powers of Attorney take effect immediately. This is quite different from springing Powers of Attorney, which don’t take effect until the determination of incapacitation. While it’s evident that a person with Alzheimer’s should have some Power of Attorney in place, the question becomes which type of Power of Attorney […]
People who provide Alzheimer’s caregiving for a loved one are prime candidates for impossible workloads and high stress levels. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily tasks required caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s and these selfless personalities tend to put all of these needs before their own needs. But, seeking respite and taking […]
Many people think that a Power of Attorney for Healthcare only talks about end of life situations, for example, whether or not to “pull the plug.” This is unfortunate because they also may believe if they make their wishes clear to their family, then they don’t need one. The reality is that a Power of […]
No one plans on Alzheimer’s, however a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s should put some planning in place, while they still can, and in the form of legal documents. There are a number of legal decisions someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can and should execute, and as discussed in Can Someone Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Still Execute Legal […]