AARP Caregiving Expert: 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
Long-Term Unmarried Couples Need to Make a Caregiving Plan
Take steps to know your rights and secure the future
Family Caregivers: Is a Personal Services Contract Right for You?
This employee-employer agreement can help some family caregivers get compensated for taking care of a loved one or friend
How Family Caregivers Can Deal With Insurers
Protect your rights and maximize your chance of getting your claim paid
Avoiding ‘Undue Influence’ When Helping With Estate Plans
Steps family caregivers can take to prevent potential legal battles
Blended Families and Caregiving: What You Need to Know
Later-in-life marriages come with unique caregiving and estate planning challenges
The Legal Consequences of Elder Fraud Can Be Steep
Scams are on the rise, but there are ways to fight back
Planning for Retirement? Don't Forget Caregiving Costs
Budgeting for care during sickness and health is a good first step
What to Know at the Beginning of Your Caregiving Journey
As a longtime family caregiver and advocate, I've learned some important lessons
When Should Caregivers Apply for Medicaid for a Loved One?
Get to know the program basics before an emergency occurs
Eldercaring Coordination Helps Put an End to Caregiving Legal Battles
This dispute resolution process can reduce conflict and improve communication
Long-Distance Family Caregiving Reimagined
The pandemic is paving the way for a better remote care experience
Legal Strategies Family Caregivers Can Use to Reduce Conflict
How to avoid future struggles with troublesome relatives
How Care Recipients Can Plan Ahead to Minimize Family Conflicts
Putting legal guidelines in place can help curtail drama