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.
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