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Caring for the Caregiver

Legal Considerations for Caregivers
Interview with Mark Nale, Elder Law Attorney

Mark Nale is a Waterville Elder Law Attorney. He shares information on legal issues facing aging Mainers. This segment outlines critical documents that all adults should have in place, espically aging Mainers, such as: Last Will & Testament, Durable Power of Attorney and Medical Power of Attorney (Advance directives.)
Length: 3 minutes

Financial and Legal Topics for Caregivers
Source: Alzheimer's AssociationFinancial and Legal Issues for Caregivers

 Money Matters
Identifies care costs and how to pay for them.
(28 pages)

 Legal Plans
Covers legal documents and how to find a lawyer.
(16 pages)

 Tax Credits and Deductions
Outlines caregiving tax deductions and credits.
(3 pages)


Alphabetical list:

 Legal Plans (16 pages)

 Money Matters (28 pages)

 Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care Expenses (2 pages)

 Taxes and Alzheimer's (26 pages)

Tax Credits and Deductions (3 pages)

Starting the Search for Long Term Care Insurance
By Kerry Peabody, CSA, CLTC
Long Term Care Insurance Specialist

You’ve decided to investigate long term care insurance, but where do you begin? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you start your search.

Most long term care policies have four key building blocks - the benefit amount, benefit period, elimination period, and inflation rider. Each of these affects your benefits and price.

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Alzheimer's Disease Resources
The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
Information for Caregivers
If You Have Dementia
Quality Care
Safety Issues and Tips
Financial and Legal Topics for Caregivers
Find a Support Group
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Information

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Support for Caring for the Caregiver
is provided by:

 Hospice of Southern Maine

VNA Home Health and Hospice 

Home Instead Senior Care





Support for Caring for the Caregiver is provided by:


Hospice of Southern MaineMercy VNA Home Health & Hospice Home Instead Senior Care

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