Finances of Caregiving

older coupleThe Finances of Caregiving is a series of five 2-hour workshops to expand your understanding of possible solutions for providing care for a loved one and help families plan together for the care receiver’s care. Understanding your choices means knowing your current situation. This program guides you through finding and collecting that information.


  • Lesson 1 - Understanding Your Starting Point and Why It’s Essential to Plan Ahead
  • Lesson 2 - Wills, Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and for Financial Matters
  • Lesson 3 - Caregivers: Don’t Forget to Plan  for Your Retirement,  Ways to Continue Tax- Deferred Savings While Caregiving, In-Home Care, Adult Day Care, Respite, Residential, Hospice Care
  • Lesson 4 - Paying for Care,  Long-Term Care Insurance, Veterans Benefits, Medicare, Medigap and Medicaid
  • Lesson 5 - Effective Communication is Essential, Taking Time and Planning Ahead

Finances of Caregiving is offered either as entirely face-to-face or as a hybrid course—face to face (sessions 1 and 5) and online (sessions 2 thru 4).

Upcoming Programs

Thompson: 183 First Ave North
Mar. 1 - Mar. 29, 2019 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Register online

Council Bluffs: West Pottawattamie County Extension Office, 1705 McPherson Ave (lower level)
Tuesdays, May 7 - June 4, 2019 | 9:00 -11:00 AM
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Participant Materials

This program is not a substitute for legal or financial guidance. It should not be considered a recommendation for a specific product or plan of action.

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