Assisting a parent financially — November 2011, reviewed January 2013

November is National Caregiver Month, a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers.  Often the assistance and support that children need to give parents includes financial guidance and sometimes financial support.  Here are some suggestions for dealing with this part of the caregiving job:

Day in and day out, more than 65 million family caregivers in this country fulfill a vital role on the care team.  Financial support is just one part of an often difficult job.  For more information check out the University of California Extension Financial Caregiving publication series available online at no charge at .

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