On April 17, 2020, Care.com published an article entitled, “What experts say parents should prepare now in case you get sick with COVID-19.” The article’s author, Maressa Brown, discussed how the global pandemic is a wake-up call for parents to properly prepare for their children’s physical and financial care in the event of sickness or death.
“According to a tracking poll by Kaiser Family Foundation, conducted March 25 to 30, 73% of parents say their lives have been disrupted by the crisis, and 53% of Americans are worried that they or a family member will get sick from the novel coronavirus,” writes Brown.
In the article, Brown discussed the basics for planning the best care for one’s child in case a parent gets sick, and the “financial to-dos” for sick parents to tackle now. For the latter, Brown reached out to Wendy Samuelson, Esq. for advice on which legal documents parents should have in order. To read the full Care.com article, click here.