This episode will help you understand why you may need to help others with their life admin and some of the legal and practical considerations you need to consider if you take on that role.
We consider some of the things you need to think about when you need to help someone else with their life admin, including:
what the signs are or the events that may happen that trigger your need to assist someone with their life admin
the types of life admin you may need to help with
how to avoid family conflict and maintain family harmony.
Mia interviews Stephanie Rendell, a lawyer who works in elder care planning and talks about:
what life admin you can do informally and when you need to put formal documents like Powers of Attorney in place
things to consider when appointing a third-party financial administrator
considerations for reimbursement and remuneration in Power of Attorney activities
record keeping obligations if you take on someone’s Power of Attorney
services that Elder Care Lawyers can provide including Substitute decision-makers, Caring agreements, Advanced Care Directives, Wills and Elder Care abuse.
Mia and Dinah talk about some of the practical things you can do to make it easier to manage and share the work of taking on someone else’s life admin including:
Establishing a shared digital calendar for medical and other appointments
Establishing a shared email address for bills and statements, to create transparency among family members
Establishing shared password management systems
Establishing shared To Do Lists to allocate and track tasks
Setting up roster systems and
Scheduling monthly teleconferences to discuss the situation and share the activities.
LIFE ADMIN HIGH OF THE WEEK
Dinah talks about securing her favourite shopping list and meal planners to restore order to her fridge.
Mia talks about how easy it was to nominate the days she wanted to take as purchased annual leave by using her shared calendar and the relief of having all the childcare over the school holidays for the year sorted.
LIFE ADMIN LOW OF THE WEEK
Dinah talks about how she has still failed to manage to establish a system for the digital photos from a recent long trip.