The Records You’ll Need

One of the many challenges an accidental caregiver will encounter is dealing with the mass of paper work that comes with your new responsibility, or worse, the lack of what you need. I have been wading through the inadequate documentation that came with my sister in April. I’ve made a lot of headway but I had to back off and take a more gradual approach in order to not get frantic. Fortunately the internet is a source for  so much information,  such as The Caregivers Checklist. So much of my time has gone into playing telephone tag with agencies and sending off copies of my durable power of attorney and then waiting and waiting.

Harriet Vaughan

About Harriet Vaughan

I am a Senior Move Manager, working with Senior Citizens and their families when it is time to downsize or just make the home safer and more comfortable for aging in place. I help these people make decisions about what to keep, throw out, donate, or sell. I also offer workshops on "Getting Things Done When You Are Over 60". I write about how to overcome memory lapses and how to use your physical energy well. I have a degree in Home Economics from the University of Maine. I live in Coopers Mills, about 14 miles east of Augusta. I have been married for almost 50 years to my husband, Chuck Vaughan. Our business is called Legacy Years Transition Services.