Caring for aging parents or a spouse with a chronic illness is challenging, and those challenges are not always legal in nature. In my elder law practice I assist families and caregivers with finding resources that can assist them in this journey. Just the other week I was talking with a friend about her concerns as she was about to leave on a business trip. She is the primary caregiver for her parents who still live in their own home- stopping by to make their meals, take them to doctor’s appointments and the occasional emergency room visit. We discussed several ways for her to make sure that while she was gone, her parent’s sometimes unpredictable needs would be met. The conversation was a little too late for that trip (she was leaving the next day) but we will talk more after she gets back and before she leaves on her next business trip.