The two main reasons why you need a personal care contract are: Services that must be provided All tasks and duties that the caregiver expects from help must be included in the personal care contract. For example, the caregiver could be expected to prepare a light house cleaning, laundry, meals, food purchases, daily activities assistance, and transportation services to medical appointments and social activities. In addition, it is important to indicate where services are provided, such as the nursing home or care home. But who`s going to take care of that? The answer is usually close to home: an adult child. A sibling child may become a default guardian, or one of them is chosen because he or she lives more closely or because he or she has fewer family responsibilities. A care agreement helps a family by establishing a detailed plan with defined expectations and responsibilities. It also helps families avoid conflict, as well as problems with compliance with Medicaid when assisted housing or a nursing home is needed. Many families reach a point where they realize that a sick or elderly relative needs help. There are usually warning signs: difficulties with daily activities; Storage problems banking and financial problems; Several falls; Driving problems I forgot the meds. Sometimes an elderly or sick person needs more than occasional help – they need full-time care. There is no doubt that the debate about the appointment of a family member and compensation can be difficult. However, rather than delaying the discussion, it is better to arrange a family reunion to discuss all the relevant details. To organize a successful meeting, you must: An integral part of the personal care agreement is the definition of the roles and responsibilities of the caregiver.
With this precise definition of your role, you can best extend care. You will know exactly how many hours a day/week you need to give to your new role. You can also suggest other terms that you want to add to the legal agreement. The personal care agreement sets limits and the caregiver is given clarity about expectations of him/her. American Bar Association. Effective arrangements for the remuneration of family caregivers: www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/publications/bifocal/vol_37/issue_3_february2016/creating-effective-caregiver-agreements/ In cases where there is no caregiver, families recruit external professionals. However, if you decide to take care of your parents, you will keep the money in your family.