AARP has published their 2021 Financial Workbook for Family Caregivers – a practical guide focused on Health, Housing, and Money Management.
AARP research shows family caregivers spend close to $8,000 per year of their own money caring for family members who are aging, ill, or living with disabilities. You may be picking up groceries, helping with housework, or making trips to the doctor or pharmacy: all the little things add up. Having a clear picture of what’s involved— whether it’s your care recipient’s health, housing, or finances—lets you plan ahead and make the juggling act a little easier.
The downloadable, printable, and fillable 44 page booklet covers healthcare, needed documents (e.g. powers of attorney), housing, transportation, money management, resources, key terms, and more!
AARP created this guide to help you get organized. Each set of worksheets is designed for you to capture the essential information you need to manage the complex responsibilities of caregiving. We recommend you make a copy of the completed guide to give to a trusted relative, colleague or friend in the event you are unable to care for your care recipient.
If you are a veteran, or caring for a veteran, also check out AARP’s Financial Workbook for Veteran and Military Caregivers.