Caregiving Contracts Valuable Tool Between Family Members
Category: Elder Law
From Elderlawanswers.com - Put Caregiving Arrangements in Writing, Lawyers Advise. The article emphasizes some valuable points about the need for a Caregiving Contract.
"A formal caregiver contract can outline the responsibilities of a caregiver, and specify the payment he will receive for services rendered and expenses, the article states. A contract ensures that the cost of care is paid at the time it is received and is not left for family members to wrangle over as part of a later division of assets."
Importantly, in the New Jersey, without a Caregiving Contract in place, payments to the family member caregiver from the senior family member can be deemed a transfer/gift from the senior family member to the family member caregiver, and disqualify the senior family member from Medicaid.