Three Reasons Why You Need a Written Caregiver Contract
Family members who provide elder care can save their loved one from needing a nursing home admission. But without a written agreement, the family may be setting itself up for the very problems they are trying to avoid. Here's why:
Without a written agreement, the family member(s) providing the care are vulnerable. The Caregiver Contract we prepare recognizes and rewards the time and effort that you give to care, and helps to prevent arguments and misunderstandings among other family members who can't or won't help out.
Without a written agreement, the elder (and others people involved in care such as physicians and health care providers) aren't sure about who is responsible to maintain the needed level of care. The Caregiver Contract we prepare provides you with an organized schedule for care and other services, that can be adjusted to your changing needs.
Without a written agreement, the elder who pays a family member for care can be disqualified from Medicaid coverage if they need nursing home care in the future. The Caregiver Contract we prepare documents the compensation and services in a format that Medicaid can understand and accept. Call us if you want a Caregiver Contract that protects you and your family, and would be accepted by Medicaid if nursing home care is needed in the future.