Some tips for caring for the aging parent:admin
- Make sure you know how Medicare and Medicaid works and what services are covered.
- Understand what your parents want should you wind up with the legal power and responsibility to make decisions for them. This conversation may be uncomfortable for both of you, but it is essential.
- If you don’t know the ins and outs of a power of attorney, a living will, or a healthcare proxy—and few people do—find an eldercare expert or attorney to help.