When you’re used to your parents being the carers, the shift to caring for them can be upsetting, challenging, and sometimes overwhelming.
Whether you’re a full-time caregiver or your parents are still relatively independent, there are a lot of big questions to sort through, from finances to estate planning to your parents’ care preferences.
These are hard decisions, and they can be even harder if you’re making them in a crisis. If you can, try to start putting a plan together before your parents face significant issues.
We’ve brought together resources to help you navigate the financial and legal aspects of care, from tackling difficult conversations with your parents to understanding aged-care costs — so you can feel confident that your parents will be comfortable and cared for.
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