Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents

This blog provides you with some important tips for caring for elderly parents. Consider these tips for caregiving for your elderly parents as they age, and need more assistance.

  1. Sit down with your parents to discuss their needs and plans.
  2. Develop a checklist with your parents that identifies where important papers are stored, contact information for medical professionals, lawyers, bank and broker information, etc.
  3. Check on their will. Parents should have a will and a living will, which guides health care providers in what types of treatment to provide and what should not be given.
  4. Determine how they would like for you to handle things should one or both become incapacitated. Execute a Power of Attorney so that you are able to handle important legal and financial matters, and make decisions in specified areas should that be required.
  5. Examine Medicare benefits, to determine what is and is not covered under your parents’ current plan, including information about coverages, limits, out-of-pocket costs, and co-pays. There are and there are a number of gaps in coverage unless a Medigap or Medicare Advantage policy is in place, and a drug coverage plan is in place. Medicare does not cover nursing home care.
  6. Develop a plan and a budget for caregiving, so that a framework will be in place as parents develop needs for assistance at home. Although it can be a delicate issue, discuss finances with your parents to determine what resources they have available for caregiving. Develop a budget.
  7. Identify helpful community resources, such as the local Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, non-medical and medical caregiving services. Make sure to investigate community organizations as well as governmental and quasi-governmental programs. Local Senior Centers often have excellent information about resources.

For more resources to help you with caring for your elderly parents, visit the following websites:

Eldercare Locater

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)

Benefits Check-Up by the National Council on Aging

 

Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents by Anne Hays Egan, Ezine Articles Expert Author

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