Caregivers and professionals involved in the field of long-term care have learned to rely on FCA’s Fact Sheets for current, accurate, accessible information. FCA now offers nearly 50 different Fact Sheets, addressing brain-impairing disorders, practical advice for caregivers (ranging from end-of-life planning to how to hire in-home help), and statistics and demographics.
We are pleased to announce three new and updated Fact Sheets that take a look at some of the legal considerations that caregivers and their loved ones face.
California’s Advance Health Care Directive discusses the legal means (in this instance, specific to California) by which you can control the health care treatment you receive in the event you are unable to speak for yourself.
Using a question-and-answer format, Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts explains the various legal mechanisms available to assist in the management of assets and health care when a person becomes incapacitated.
Driving and Dementia reviews the laws surrounding operating an automobile after a diagnosis of dementia.
Many more new fact sheets are scheduled for publication by this summer, on topics incluing depression, health and caregiving, and relocation issues for caregivers.
All of FCA’s Fact Sheets are available for free on our website, at www.caregiver.org. You can also order a print version of any Fact Sheet by sending $1 per title to: Fact Sheets, Family Caregiver Alliance, 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94104.
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