With millions of elderly adults living independently and requiring assistance with daily living, more and more unpaid and untrained family members become family caregivers for aging parents.
It’s not uncommon to spend on average nearly 30 hours per week providing for their care: administering medications, helping with groceries, household issues, even bathing.
Is it worth it? In this article in the New York Times, author Sandeep Jauhar shares his story of becoming a family caregiver. When Family Members Care for Aging Parents.
Estate Planning attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is active in the Texas and Austin Bar Associations. 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.
She assists families of people with special needs, people planning for the retirement years and people administering estates.