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AARP Caregiving Expert: Amanda Singleton

Amanda Singleton

Amanda Singleton is the managing attorney at Singleton Legal PLLC in St. Petersburg, Florida.

As an AARP family caregiving expert, she writes and speaks on financial and legal issues that affect caregivers, a subject that has defined her personal and professional life since she was 30, when her mother was diagnosed with cancer and immediately required full-time care.

The experience left Amanda “emotionally, physically, mentally and financially devastated,” she says, but it also set her on a path to becoming an advocate for caregivers.

Singleton Legal, which she founded and now operates with her partner and husband, Ryan, counsels past, present and expectant caregivers. Amanda also founded and operates Caregivers in the Workplace, which trains employers to better serve employees who are family caregivers.
 

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Amanda's Latest Columns

  

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Caregiving in Times of Crisis

Planning for the unexpected is tough, but reacting without a plan is even harder

  

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The Future of Family Caregiver Support Is Diverse and Inclusive

Research, training and outreach is needed to better equip these communities

  

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Caregiving for Someone With Mental Illness

How my father's suicide is teaching me to be a mental health advocate

  

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Creating a Care Plan When You Have No One to Take Care of You

Legal and financial planning advice for 'elder orphans'

  

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This Holiday, Talk About Choosing a Health Care Surrogate

Take advantage of family time to discuss future caregiving plans

  

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How Caregivers Can Avoid Guardianship and Probate Court

Plan ahead and give them the legal authority to help you

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