Legal Matters – For Seniors & Family Caregivers

See Contents of this Section, at left. Checklist & Overview of Some Legal Matters for Caregivers & Seniors below.

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CHECKLIST OF SOME LEGAL MATTERS
FOR SENIORS & FAMILY CAREGIVERS

  • Overview of Legal Issues for Seniors & Their Caregivers »»»
  • Health Care Advance Directives – Living Wills; Proxies; Surrogates »»»
  • Planning for Incapacity – Overview »»»
    • Durable Powers of Attorney – By State »»»
    • Guardianship – By State »»»
  • Estate Planning – Overview: Taxes; Wills; Intestate Succession; Trusts »»»
    • Wills, Probate & Intestate Succession – By State »»»
    • Trusts – Overview: Revocable; Irrevocable; Special Needs »»»
    • Trusts – By State »»»
  • Asset Transfers & Medicaid Planning – Overview »»»
    • Asset Transfers & Medicaid Planning – By State »»»
  • Other Legal Issues »»»
    • Patient Rights »»»
    • Privacy Rights »»»
    • Employment Rights of Family Caregivers »»»
    • Hiring Private Duty Aides: Employee vs Contractor »»»
    • Senior Housing and Related Legal Issues »»»

As a further introduction, here is a more extensive Checklist of Some Legal Issues for Seniors and their Family Caregivers, by Constance R. Barnhart, Founder of HelpingYouCare.com. Ms. Barnhart is an attorney.

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OVERVIEW: SOME LEGAL ISSUES
FOR SENIORS & FAMILY CAREGIVERS:

Following is an overview of some of the legal matters that family caregivers need to address with their elders. It is important that you know what the issues are, prepare yourself, plan ahead, obtain qualified legal advice, and address these issues properly and in time with your parent, spouse or relative, so that you are legally able to care for your loved one(s) in accordance with your and their wishes. Read an overview of legal issues below, or go directly to the specific topics in this section, linked in the top left column or from the Checklist table above.

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