Other Voices: Caregiver Agreements Can Benefit Caregivers AND Elders

Caregiver Agreements Can Benefit Caregivers AND EldersOver at The Elder Care Law Firm Blog, Scott Stewart has an excellent article about an emerging trend: creating legal agreements to provide compensation for family members who care for older loved ones. Although this might seem unusual to those not familiar with in-home care for the elderly, it is an approach that can help make things fair in situations in which some family members help while others choose not to do so.

All too often we see situations in which one adult child (often the oldest daughter) of a Senior is the one who cares for an aging parent and who may even quit her job to do so, while her siblings stand by and watch. When that parent passes away, the non-caregiver adult children all receive the same share of the estate as the caregiver daughter, and in many cases that simply isn’t “fair”.

See the entire article on Scott’s blog: Caregiver Compensation Agreements Benefit Elders AND Caregivers

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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