Family members of all kinds have fought over money matters since time immemorial, but it may be worse for cash-strapped caregiving families. The costs of caregiving activities, including hiring aides, buying supplie, and covering medical and pharmacy copays, negatively affect family caregivers’ pocketbooks and morale.
As we age and our health concerns increase, we often need some help with formerly easy tasks, like shopping or bathing. Many families turn to assisted living facilities to support and care for older relatives.
Assisted living communities and other healthcare settings cited for previous COVID-19 safety violations are facing additional pandemic-related scrutiny from the federal government.
Reaching the point where you need to consider residential options for your mother can be overwhelming. Not only is it emotionally fraught, there are also financial and legal considerations.
White House officials on Monday outlined more than 20 separate actions, many of them sought by advocates and opposed by the industry.
While the unpredictability of the future makes it difficult to plan ahead, becoming familiar with the options is important.