Family caregivers find themselves needing to know everything from the finer details of drug interactions to how to empty storage units.
Here’s what our members wish they’d gotten training and information about:
What are the rights of patients and caregivers?
I would like to know what rights that I have in regard to my daughter and her dayhab programs and her living arrangements. I feel like it doesn’t matter what I say or do and nothing can be done about things that I feel are not in her best interest. Please point me in the direction of lawyers or an agency that can help people with disabilities. – Dorothy
What can be done when residential facilities aren’t properly staffed, trained, and supervised?
How does the law protect people when probate hasn’t been carried out correctly?
Legal options such as guardianship, medical power of attorney, advanced mental health directives, special needs trusts, etc. – Kim
What health insurance will cover caregivers who don’t qualify for Medicare/Medicaid, but can’t afford coverage under the ACA?
How to get help when I’m beyond exhausted. What programs are available to us, in Texas! I don’t have the time or funds to jump through any more red tape government hoops! – Regina
What programs support family caregivers who’ve retired early or taken years off of work who now can’t afford to retire?
Available tax credits — I didn’t know I could claim my parents on my taxes since I was their full time caregiver. – Lorne
How can caregivers help people with mental illness have a clearer view of reality?
How to master helping people feel relaxed about their anxieties as they age. – Kathleen
I live off of food from Trader Joe’s. I spend my life in a cubicle, a la Office Space. I’m kind of obsessed with the internet.
Confession: I take care of people but don’t identify as a caregiver.