You may not be a caregiver now, but you will more than likely find yourself in that role someday. 20% of adults in the United States are providing unpaid health or care to someone they love.
The New York Times asked experts on caregiving and aging, as well as dozens of caregivers, for their best advice on how to help the next generation of caregivers.
Helpful advice for six different areas of caregiving
- Six Things to Know About Caregiving
Caregivers share six strategies to guide the new caregiver.
- Prepare and Organize
This section will help you with planning and organizing important documents, medical information and the home.
- Finding Help
How to navigate the health system to find answers to questions about care and getting their loved one the resources and support they need.
- The Importance of Self-Care
One of the biggest challenges for caregivers is finding time to take care of themselves.
- Care During the Pandemic
Whether you’re taking care of someone with Covid-19 or you are a caregiver trying to keep yourself and a vulnerable person safe, caregiving during the pandemic presents special challenges.
To read the article by Tara Parker-Pope, visit the New York Times: How to be a Caregiver
Elder law attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is an Approved Guardianship Attorney. She assists people in elder law, estate and special needs planning, guardianship and settling estates. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.