What Is A Care Agreement

Is health insurance or long-term care insurance purchased to cover caregivers? If so, include it in the personal care agreement and be specific without being inflexible. Consider adding an allowance for easily overlooked expenses out of your own pocket. When preparing an agreement, ask yourself what each care task means. Define, for example, what is “personal care”: does it include bathing, dressing, dental hygiene? If you specifically define the care tasks and time required, the result will be a more realistic assessment of care. But what if parents have to prepare meals, monitor medications, and help get dressed or wash? Housewives or health services have an average cost of about $170 per eight-hour day, according to Genworth 2. Few of us can write such checks. Frequency of services The frequency (how many days per week) and duration (how many hours at a time) the services must be provided must be included in the contract. That said, it`s okay to leave conditions a little flexible, as the need for care tends to change over time. For example, the contract could specify “at least 20 hours per week” or “maximum 40 hours per week”. The obligations of the caregiver should be clearly set out in the agreement, but for reasons of flexibility, they may include the phrase “or similar which must be mutually agreed upon between the parties […].