If your parent ever needs home care, assisted housing or skilled care for which they may need the assistance of public programs such as the Arizona Long Term Care System (“ALTCS”), the existence of a care agreement will prevent payments to the child for care services from being treated as “uncompensated transfers” sanctioned by ALTCS. In the absence of a written assistance agreement, the ALTCS program may treat payments from the parent to the adult child as a free transfer or gift and impose a penalty of a number of months before ALTCS begins to pay for long-term care. For example, if the parent makes $500.00 per month available to the child for a two-year period without a child care contract, if the parent is required to apply for ALTCS, ALTCS would likely treat the payments every 24 months as a “gift” to the child. The parent would not be entitled to ALTCS until after the expiry of a period of several months. If other interested parties or family members are concerned that the payments are made by the parent to the adult child, the care agreement contains a written statement for each payment and proof that the payments are not intended to be considered a gift to the child. When a caregiver and dependent employee have an employment relationship, it is often recommended to ensure that the employment contract is fixed on paper. This type of documentation is available using the buttons that label the image on this page. You can download any file version (Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx) or Open Document Text (.odt)) of this model at your own discretion. A guardian is someone who is paid to care for another person, usually an elderly person or someone with special needs. A tutor is paid for daily care such as transportation, meal preparation, household management and other individual needs. As a general rule, the tutor will follow a weekly schedule set either in the agreement or by the parties.

This agreement contains all the specific details of care provision, as well as standard contractual provisions, as needed: elements such as a separation provision and a regulatory provision. If your relative is a veteran or widow of a veteran with qualified military experience, the implementation of a care agreement is helpful in applying for Veterans Assistance Allowances and Pensions (“VA A-A”). Under the VA A-A program, a qualified Veteran or qualified widow may be entitled to a pension to compensate the Veteran or widow for the medical expenses he or she currently spends on long-term care. By compensating a patient under a written care agreement, the care agreement can serve as useful evidence that can be used to determine medical expenses not reimbursed for the va-A-A application. Article I provides a method for identifying participants in this agreement and identifying the role of each person in relation to the other. Before we begin, we must document the date of this contract by indicating the date and day of the agreement on the first vacuum and the year on the second empty field. As hard as it may seem, the family should negotiate a financial agreement. For a live host, the free room and food is sufficient, or is cash payment necessary? Will the family pay for the patient`s health insurance? How about a break for the siblings Mom brings home? What can other siblings do? A care contract is a way to hire a person or nurse to look after someone else for a fee.