Caring for a sick
or elderly loved one

Life Events > Caring for a Sick or Elderly Loved One
If you are faced with taking on the responsibility of caring for an aging or ill loved one, these resources can help.
Keep in mind:
Look into obtaining a power of attorney. This legal document enables you to make legally binding decisions on your loved one's behalf, and to access his or her financial accounts.
If your loved one cannot grant you power of attorney, a conservatorship could be an option. This is a court-ordered arrangement used when someone can't communicate with others or sign documents.
See what professional support is available. Visiting nurses and home health aides can help fill in gaps in your caregiving efforts.

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