While thinking about adult care for an elderly parent usually inspires guilty feelings in the adult child, it actually offers loads of benefits for everyone. Whether you choose out-patient care or nursing home care, the health-related benefits are obvious. But daycare also provides a renewed feeling of autonomy and independence, plus increased opportunities for companionship and recreation.
Adult daycare also allows the primary caregiver to get back to the things in life that may have taken a backseat – running errands, personal time, better concentration at work and a renewed sense of relaxation when you get home.
By the time you need to assess daycare options for aging folks, it’s likely you may also be in your mid-years. AARP offers a world of information for every stage of life, click here to learn more.
Certified Financial Planners — Financial Planning Association offers links to advisors to help you maximize your resources. For assistance with low income needs of seniors, please visit the agencies in each county for more information.
For an interesting and informative history of Social Security that may help de-mystify benefits, click here. Looking ahead – visit the Social Security Benefit Calculator. If you need access to benefit information for another person, contact a Social Security Representative Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM at: 1-800-772-1213.
If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, call our toll-free TTY number: 1-800-325-0778.
The Social Security Administration offers a wide array of webinars to help various groups understand various issues (click on the webinar option).
California Health & Human Services Agency offers entry into the world of California services and funding ideas.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available for the disabled.
Get to know the IRS Website and use their search engine – adult day care, and benefits – Publication 554 (2008) is the Tax Guide for Seniors and IRS Publication 503.
It’s always a good idea to understand the implications of your financial decisions. As you plan or as you manage the affairs of another person, making the most of those resources is essential to avoiding costly tax mishaps.
If you are caring for another person outside of California, please visit the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for a state listing of professional societies.
Click here for more information about public accountants in California.
California Society of Enrolled Agents also offers a search service to find a qualified EA.
This section focuses on services offered in each SF Bay Area county to assist the elderly and those in need of paratransit assistance.
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