For Family Caregivers – Trailside Center

Avoiding Financial & Legal Pitfalls
Tuesday, April 17, 1:00-2:30pm, Trailside Center, 4700 Dublin Ave in Midland

If I quit my job to help my dad, should I obtain a written contract to receive payment for the care I give him? If I move mom into my house, or I move into hers, what legal obligations should I think about? If a loved one loses capacity to make decisions for themselves, what documents do I need so I can make decisions on their behalf? What’s the difference between a Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Powers of Attorney? These are just a few of the legal questions caregivers face as they navigate the caregiving journey. All too often, people take on the role of caring for a loved one without sufficient understanding of the critical legal issues. In reality, what we spend now, and how we document it, can impact possible Medicaid eligibility down the line or create major conflicts within families. Join Attorney Wendy Kanar for a discussion of legal pitfalls that caregivers may face and precautions you can take to protect yourself and the loved one you are assisting. Call 989-633-3700 to register. Still more questions?  Watch for a separate session on Estate Planning to follow on May 24 from 1:30-3:00pm. For all caregiver classes, if you are caring for another person and are not previously registered with Senior Services as a caregiver, please plan for a few extra minutes on the phone for registration or to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a brief form. Respite scholarships may be available. If requesting respite care, notify when registering.