Caregiver Admin Tasks Time-Consuming and Often Underappreciated
Dear Carol: I take care of my parents’ finances as well as their medical care. I also schedule a bi-weekly in-home caregiver, do their grocery shopping, take them to medical appointments, and provide transportation for their activities with friends. I update my siblings regularly, but since I’m not providing daily hands-on care, they don’t think this is a big deal. Their opinion wouldn’t matter except that these tasks are incredibly time-consuming. When I suggest that they take on some of the responsibility… Dear GL: Thank you for writing about this underappreciated aspect of caregiving. Financial management, battles with health insurance, attending medical appointments, and being a social director can feel like an additional part-time job. Yet, as you’ve indicated, people who aren’t trying to juggle these tasks…
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