Reasons For Creating a Caregiver Agreement for Home Care Caregivers in San Diego County

If you  are caring for an elderly family member or other loved one, are you getting paid?  If not, should you be?

These provocative questions are explored in a helpful new article on VOA.com.  Although it might seem awkward or inappropriate to ask to be paid, there are sometimes very good reasons for doing so.  Oftentimes one adult child takes care of elderly parent(s) while the other siblings don’t help or are too far away to help.

If you have an appropriate caregiver agreement in place, everyone’s expectations will be clear and the agreement will be upheld if properly drawn up (hint: this is one thing that you really, really should see an elder law attorney about).  Also, when such payments are made pursuant to a proper agreement, it is less likely that Medicaid will make trouble over the payments when the elderly person applies for Medicaid benefits.

For the complete article, see:  Getting Paid to Look After Elderly Relatives

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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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