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What Are the Different Types of Caregivers?

By May 1, 2021November 21st, 2023No Comments
Female Caregiver Talking with Senior Woman | Medicaid Planning in Washington | Legacy Law Group

As you get older, you’re going to need to rely more and more on others for help with your daily responsibilities, especially if you get sick. Thankfully, you can call on caregivers to assist you and ensure you’re able to thrive in your day-to-day life.

Here are some of the different types of caregivers and how they can help you.

Family Caregiver

A family caregiver is someone from your family who looks after you. Typically, your caregiver will be a spouse or child who is already an adult. They may help you with all aspects of your care, from managing your health to driving you to appointments and looking after your finances.

Professional Caregiver

A professional caregiver could be someone who takes you to your doctor’s appointments, social events, and haircuts, or it could be someone who assists you when it comes to your health, such as a nurse. Whether you’re sick or not, you may need help with bathing, changing, and taking your medicine. When your family caregiver cannot help or needs additional help, they may contact a professional caregiver. Typically, you can find one through an agency or by hiring someone independent through a word-of-mouth referral.

Assisted Living Caregiver

If you choose to go into an assisted living facility, or your family believes it’s a good idea to place you in one, then the caregivers there will look after you. This may be an ideal choice for you if at some point you require 24/7 care and your family is unable to accommodate you.

No matter what kind of caregiving you need, it will serve you best to contact an attorney to figure out how you’re going to pay for your care.

Getting in Touch With an Attorney

For help with caregiving questions, contact the estate planning attorneys at Legacy Law Group in Eastern Washington, Spokane Valley, and Spokane itself. Get in touch with us at (509) 315-8087.

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