Finances of Caregiving Online

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BURLINGTON, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is offering a five-session online course in finances of caregiving and best practices for planning ahead as you age.
The course, “Finances of Caregiving – Good Care Takes Planning,” will guide individuals through the steps to find and collect needed personal and financial information; the development of a book of important records; discussions of long-term care options and costs; and practical resources to help with family decision-making.
“When you understand possible financial solutions for care of yourself or a loved one, you and your family can make the best decisions,” said Mary Weinand, a human sciences specialist in family finance with ISU Extension and Outreach, who is co-hosting the course. “It is important to remember that as you develop a plan, you must consider the care recipient AND the caregiver, and their financial future. This course will address that and more.”
In many cases, people do not know where to start in planning for their or a family member’s financial future, so they put off doing so. “My advice for everyone is do not wait until there is a crisis to plan for long-term care or your financial future,” says Weinand. “If you are not sure where to start, sign up for this course. We’re here to provide research-based, non-commercial information, to help you and your family plan ahead and make difficult times a little easier.”
“Finances of Caregiving – Planning As You Age”will be offered online Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm beginning 09/01 and ending 09/29/2020. The cost of the class is $20 and online registration is available at or by contacting Mary M. Weinand at 319-931-5087,

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