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Five Avoidable Caregiver Mistakes
Posted By Sally Abrahms On November 7, 2012 @ 8:00 am In Take Care | Comments Disabled
Trend alert or rather, trend-to-be alert. I recently heard of a new concept that sounds like a caregiver’s dream: a team of professionals from various disciplines (i.e. legal, financial, caregiving) who specialize in aging issues. Someone on the team steers you to other experts you need – and may not even realize you need. These pros confer to make sure all your bases are covered.
Rod Chamberlin, a financial planner in Irvine, California, has one such team. Besides a financial planner and eldercare lawyer, it includes a senior care placement expert, long-term care specialist, family advocate aka mediator, personal business facilitator (helps Mom cancel subscriptions and insurance, arrange documents, pay bills) and geriatric psychiatrist.
Clients hire whichever specialists they need and pay each separately.
I asked Chamberlin for the most common mistakes his group sees boomers make regarding their parents’ financial, legal, and care decisions. This applies to you, too!
Here are his top five:
Chamberlin’s model is new; there aren’t many like it – yet. If you can’t find a similar group, then look for a legal or financial pro able to coordinate efforts with other specialists.
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