Documents

Learn About Important Documents to Help Caregivers

We have tools and documents to help you improve your care and plan for the future. The information below discusses essential documents you will want to have in place as well as some additional documents to make aspects of caregiving less stressful. There are some documents that you can download and fill out from this site and others that you will need to get from a medical or legal professional. Never make assumptions about legal documents. Contact an elder law attorney if you are ever unsure about a legal situation.

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Nevada Caregivers Guidebook

The Nevada Caregivers Guidebook is an instructional manual on how to be a new family caregiver.

Nevada Caregivers Guidebook en Español

Esta guía tiene como intención brindar utilidad a los cuidadores no renumerados. Quizá no incluya todo lo que usted necesita saber, pero sí incluye consejos de profesionales y otros proveedores de cuidado. Esta guía está dividida en secciones, siéntase libre de saltar a la sección que usted o la persona de la cual cuida consideren de valor. Cada sección contiene consejos de proveedores de cuidados locales.

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Caregiver’s Compensation Guide

The Caregivers’ Compensation Guide shows how you can get paid while taking care of an aging family member in Nevada.

Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

The Durable Power of Attorney for Finances appoints an individual to manage the finances and property of the person being cared for when they are no longer able to do so themselves. You are able to download this form by clicking the link below. The form can be completed by the caregiver and then needs to be signed with at least two witnesses who know the person who is being cared for or by a notary public.

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

The Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care appoints someone to ensure that health care wishes are followed. Family members, even a spouse, have no legal right to order health care decisions unless appointed by the individual who is being cared for or by being appointed their Guardian by a court. You are able to download this form by clicking the link below. The form can be completed by the caregiver and then needs to be signed with at least two witnesses who know the person who is being cared for or by a notary public.

Medication List

This downloadable chart will allow you to record a list of all the medications that the person you are caring for is taking. Print out copies of the medication list and bring it with you to any medical appointments. Make sure you update the form if there are any changes to these medications.

POLST Forms, Living Wills, Trusts and Wills

Some forms cannot be downloaded on this site and need to be written and reviewed by medical or legal professionals. The information below discusses some of the different forms that you will want to consider having. Click the download button to learn more about POLST forms, Living Wills, Trusts, and Wills.

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