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Caregiver Resources

These links are intended to be helpful resources  for those who serve as Caregivers. Durbin Law Office, LLC is not affiliated with these organizations.

Prepare to Care Guide  - guide from AARP  on having a conversation, making a plan, forming a team, finding support & caring for yourself.        Also includes glossary of common terms, such as Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Hospice vs. Palliative Care, etc.

Important Legal Documents Caregivers Need to Understand - local probate court and case access

Ohio Caregiver Act - Ohio statute passed in 2017 to allow designation of lay caregiver and  inclusion in discharge /after care instruction

Ohio Caregiver Card- printable wallet caregiver card (from AARP)


Laws That Protect Employee Caregivers - pamphlet from Ohio Bar Association

Medicaid Caregiver Home Exception - if a child residing with a parent provides care for 2+ years that alleviates the need for institutional care,  the parent's home may be able to be transferred to the child without penalty under Medicaid's  "caretaker child" exception.  Consult with a knowledgeable attorney to learn more.