A flexible budget — average is ,500 monthly — enables them to choose the goods and services they find most useful, including a caregiver to assist with everyday tasks such as bathing, cooking, feeding, dressing, using the bathroom and adjusting prosthetic devices.

Australian magazine New Idea alleged that the 31-year-old royal was dating his distant cousin after being set up by Princess Beatrice, however a source close to the Prince has since denied that there is any truth to the rumor.

Olympia, whose family lives in London, was dressed casually in a green bomber jacket, which had the NASA-style logo on the breast, and black pants, her hair tied back and her face fresh and free of make-up.

Step 3: Consult an eldercare lawyer to review your contract to make sure it meets tax requirements, deals with inheritances and is approved by all other interested parties (siblings, for example). If family members seem uncomfortable with the arrangement or disagree with the plan, consider a session with a family therapist who specializes in eldercare, a family mediator or other neutral party.

Step 5: Caregiver and care recipient both sign the contract.

Veterans who are substantially confined to their immediate premises because of permanent disability who also are receiving a military pension can apply for an increased monthly pension. The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers offers needed services for primary caregivers of veterans who sustained a traumatic injury in the line of duty on or after Sept. Benefits include a monthly stipend to primary caregivers of injured veterans, and lodging and travel expenses while accompanying vets going through care.

Also available: comprehensive caregiver training, access to health insurance, mental health counseling and services, and up to 30 days of respite care per year.If the assessment shows need, a budget for goods and services will be provided.Step 4: When the care plan is set, the participant (or surrogate, if needed) chooses a caregiver.Be specific about the disease or injury that caused physical or mental impairment, and walk the PMC through a typical day.Note how well you get around, if you have a loss of coordination, or any inability to manage basic daily needs without assistance.Ask your family member's insurance agent for specifics. If the family member needing assistance is mentally sound and has enough money and assets to pay a caregiver, your loved one can choose to pay you or another family member for the same services that would be provided by a professional.