Whether it's your profession, calling, or you're rising to the challenge for a loved one, there's no denying that taking care of another person full-time is an important and often unsung job. The work is mainly done behind-the-scenes, and as many caregivers will take you, most people don't take the time to ask "How are you?" or "Is there something I can do for you?" They see caregivers as unflappable. That means the humanity is sometimes a little lost.
But what's it really like to be a full-time caregiver? That's a question best answered by the people who've been there working tirelessly to make someone else's life more manageable and all around better.
Some patients refuse to answer. Many doctors don’t ask. Family members worry about offending a suffering loved one. As the number of Americans with dementia rises, health professionals are grappling with when and how to pose the question: “Do you have guns at home?”
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Caroline Knox was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Elder Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Asheville. For over 30 years, Best Lawyers® has recognized exceptional legal talent throughout the U.S., and they annually list the top 5% of practicing attorneys organized by geographic region and practice area.
Many times when we talk about aging people mention relying on their loved ones to step up and help guide them through the process. What we don't always discuss is the fact that relying on a loved one is not always an option. the CPA Journal published a piece that discusses what practical, legal and financial issues to consider if you are an elderly person without children to serve as caregivers.
Read the full article here.
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