Clients who care for aging parents need more than financial and tax help from advisors.
As our population ages, more Americans find themselves in the role of caregiver for their elderly parents – often before they have completely graduated from the parenting role for their own children. A recent issue of Financial Advisor Magazine addresses the question of what trusted financial advisors can do to help their clients with caretaker challenges. Advice includes helping ensure all necessary legal documents are in order – for both the caretakers and their charges; finding financial assistance to hire help; and investigating the role of long term care insurance.
Reference: Financial Advisor Magazine (October 2011) “Caretaker Challenges.”