If elders live in assisted living, skilled nursing or a nursing home, and they don't have the proper legal documents in place, doctors might not discuss chronic conditions or even life and death health care decisions with caregivers.
Family caregivers work tirelessly to ensure their loved ones’ health and happiness, but many don’t realize that there’s a legal component to their role. Without these crucial healthcare documents, you may not be able to help when your elder needs it most.
Federal, state and local governments offer many programs, services and benefits for seniors and their caregivers, but few people know these resources exist or how to access them. This is your go-to guide for getting assistance.