At Elder Law, we strive every day to support caregivers just like you. People who are working hard to maintain their loved one's legal rights, health, and finances while still somehow juggling their personal commitments.
If you are not already a caregiver, you may not be familiar with how much of an impact it can have on your life. According to research published this week, caregivers spend an average of 20.4 hours per week caring for their loved one and between $4,570 and $8,728 per year in out of pocket expenses. What is more, there are significant numbers of caregivers who report damage to their own health as a result of the care they provide for a loved one.
To read more about this issue, see this Article from the National Conference of State Legislators and brought to our attention by our friends at Indiana AARP.
Care-giving is a big task and can be overwhelming. Just as the old adage "It takes a village to raise a child," we believe it takes a village to provide care for an elder person. That is why we are here to support you, help you navigate the legal system, and connect you with community resources. At the end of the day, we want to take care of you, so that you can focus on caring for your loved one.
Take a moment to celebrate the caregivers in your life. We are grateful for you and we hope you feel the love.
Until next time,
Whittley Pike, Associate Attorney