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Care at Home Legal Considerations

As you get older, you’ll want to start getting your legal affairs in order. It’s also important to make sure your family understands your legal plans and requests for the end of your life. Comfort Keepers suggests using the Internet as a resource, or consulting with a lawyer for expert advice.

Here are some topics you and your loved ones may want to look into before or while receiving care at home

  • Advanced medical directives
  • Wills, trusts, and other probate matters
  • Appointment of legal representatives
  • Disability discrimination counseling
  • Life, health, and home care insurance
  • Retirement advice
  • Tax advice

Online Resources For Senior Care

The Internet can be a great resource for information on legal issues pertaining to seniors, including suggestions for how to plan our your care at home. Just be careful to use only reliable and trustworthy resources. Our team at Comfort Keepers has compiled a list of resources that we consider most helpful:

Get Important Documents in Order

As you get older, you may need to get some important information and documents in order. These documents should be kept in a safe, but easily accessible, place in case of an emergency. Some of these documents may include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Insurance Information
  • Healthcare Information
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Bank Statements
  • Mortgage Records
  • Investment Records
  • Marriage or Divorce Papers
  • Loan Papers
  • Credit Card Information

For expert advice and assistance with legal affairs, Comfort Keepers suggests contacting a lawyer for more information. Your lawyer can help you plan for the end of your life by creating a will and/or a trust and appointing a guardian or conservator. The more you prepare before you need care at home, the more you and your family will be protected in the future.



Comfort Keepers of Canton provides in home care services in the following cities and neighborhoods in Georgia:

Fairmount, AcworthAdairsvilleBall GroundCalhounCantonCartersville, Cherry Log, East Ellijay, Ellijay, Euharlee, Fairmount, Holly SpringsJasper, Lebanon, Marble Hill, Oakman, Ranger, Rydal, Talking Rock, Tate, Waleska, White, Woodstock

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