Initial Planning Resources

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Here are some helpful resources to jump-start early family conversations




Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families

A comprehensive brochure developed by the AARP Foundation, with a compendium of useful worksheets and checklists.  The guide can be downloaded from AARP’s Caregiving Resource Center website. (www.aarp.org/caregiving. Scroll down to “Prepare to Care Guide.”)

 

Let’s Talk: Starting the Conversation about Health, Legal, Financial and End-of-life Issues

A free brochure from the U.S. Department of  Health and Human Services Eldercare Locator website (www.eldercare.gov). Click Resources, then Consumer Publications, then Brochures. Scroll down to “Let’s Talk.”)

 

Caregiving with Your Siblings

A tip-filled article on the Family Caregiver Alliance website. (www.caregiver.org. Click Caregiver Education, then Caregiving Issues and Strategies.)

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PART I

PREPARING A PLAN