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.