The South Carolina Bar Public Services Division and the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging recently collaborated together with members of the South Carolina Bar Elder Law Committee to update the SOUTH CAROLINA SENIOR CITIZENS’ HANDBOOK: A Guide to Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens. This project was funded by a grant from the Administration on Aging.
This is a FREE resource and is now available online at http://www.scbar.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=QL4xW3AqA8Q%3d&tabid=204.
The print versions should start arriving in local South Carolina libraries soon.
This is a great resource for SC Seniors and/or their caregivers; it covers topics related to:
- Health Care Financing
- Rights and Protections
- Protective Services
- Financial Planning and Medical Decision Making
- Financial Assistance
- Aging Services and Aging Organizations
And an entire portion is devoted to a Community Resource Directory.
Even if you’re not yet a Senior or caregiver, you may want to look into some of these sections. The information is really helpful and easily accessible. Plus, it’s never too early to start planning.