In the past few years, my family has had to take care of several loved one’s and this is everything we’ve learned in one simple 10 page handbook. The handbook includes simple checklists, recommended resources and information that took us months or longer to learn. This handbook is appropriate for helping you take care of pretty much anyone not fully able to care for themself long term.
- What to do when a loved one goes into an unexpected emergency medical situation.
- How to make sure your loved one is being cared for properly (and how to hold the medical staff accountable).
- How to navigate the very complex US healthcare system.
- What legal documents (like advance health care directive or Power of Attorney) you need and resources to get them for free.
- How to utilize those legal documents, how to sign as Power of Attorney, etc.
- A checklist to set up everything you need to do each week.
- How to set many things up on autopilot to make your life easier (automatic bill pay, paperless, etc.)
- Templates for organizing your loved ones information, finances, property, accounts, logins, etc.
- A one page document that will organize everything you and your loved one need to do on a daily basis.
- Recommendations for things like a “simple phone” and a “simple remote” that will make life easier for you and your loved one.
- Resources for finding and evaluating home care and nursing care.
The handbook is free and always will be. All I ask is you give any feedback (my email is in the handbook on the last page) or other helpful advice you may have learned as I intend to keep it updated. Consider signing up to my free newsletter below if you want stuff to help you live more effectively.