These links are intended to be helpful resources  for those who serve as Caregivers. Durbin Law Office, LLC is not affiliated with these organizations.

Prepare to Care Guide  - guide from AARP  on having a conversation, making a plan, forming a team, finding support & caring for yourself.

                                            Also includes glossary of common terms, such as Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Hospice vs. Palliative Care, etc.

Important Legal Documents Caregivers Need to Understand - local probate court and case access

Ohio Caregiver Act - Ohio statute passed in 2017 to allow desigantion of lay caregiver and  inclusion in discharge /after care instruction

Ohio Caregiver Card- printable wallet caregiver card (from AARP)

Laws That Protect Employee Caregivers - pamphlet from Ohio Bar Association

Medicaid Caregiver Home Exception - if a child residing with a parent provides care for 2+ years that alleviates the need for institutional care,  the parent's home may be able to be transferred to the child without penalty under Medicaid's  "cartaker child" exception.  Consult with a knowledgable attorney to learn more.

Caregiver Resources

  • There are more than 40.4 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 +
  •  About a quarter (23%) of adults ages 45 to 64 care for an aging adult
  • Most caregiving for aging parents is help with errands, housework or home repairs
  • 88% of cargeivers helping an aging parent say it is rewarding, not stressful

                                                                                  from  5 facts about family caregivers

Deanna L. Durbin, Attorney

Akron Probate Attorney