Guide to Writing a Letter of Intent(Courtesy of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Los Angeles, CA)—This is a document written by the primary caregivers of an adult with intellectual or developmental disabilities so that others can step in and provide care if necessary. For example, it can be used if the primary caregivers are unavailable due to a short or extended absence or after their death. This letter should be updated (annually, as needed) to reflect changes to important information and the changing needs, desires, and interests of the adult with special needs. Download Word doc Download PDF
Problems Grow as Caregivers Age—Harold Pollack A new paper from Harold Pollack, a University of Chicago health policy professor, says many families are in a kind of quiet crisis, where they lack resources and long-term planning.
Caregiving in the U.S. 2015—Caregiving.org Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 is a joint research study between the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP providing new insights into higher-hour caregivers (at least 21 hours of care a week), caregivers ages 75 and older, multicultural caregivers (including African American/black, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian American/Pacific Islander populations), and the challenges facing caregivers in the workplace.