Drawing Up An Elder Care Agreement

Drawing Up An Elder Care Agreement

Elder care is a wide set of services provided to senior people who do not have the physical means to take care of their selves and their affairs. Usually this deals with health issues, which prevent the person from performing at their ideal best, so that they require assistance of some sort to get by. In home senior care is what many families conscript these days, and the first thing they do when signing up is write up an agreement.

Aging cannot be slowed or halted, except when a person passes away. This makes it a natural part of the human life cycle, and that is why it should be prepared for. No one can service without care at the beginning of their life; old age is when they have come full circle, and starts needing similar care once more.

In home senior care is a legal way to ensure that the person is taken care of no matter what, especially since most people cannot spare time from work to watch over their parents. An agreement is also a way to garner assisted expense handling through subsidies offered by the government, because it confirms the care expenses.

An elder care agreement would essentially act as a contract between the caregiver and the person hiring them. This would lay out the time of commencement of in home senior care, the entailed tasks, and according schedule. There would also need to be agreement on a schedule for the payments to be made to the caregiver. The length of the contract is set before it starts, and this can only be changed if and when both parties agree.

The advantages of this include that the caregiver receives implicit instruction about the duties to performs, and the times when they should be doing them. This also places each family member to share in the decision of what kind of care is required. After the agreement is drafted, the family also achieves safety from needless conflict in the future.

When drawing up an agreement for in home senior care, you might want to have a lawyer oversee the proceedings. There are attorneys specializing in this area, who will be able to guide you through the steps of the agreement, and give helpful tips as to how to proceed.

Brooke Sutton, President, RN

Brooke Sutton, owner of Sutton Home Care and a Springfield native, is a fully licensed Registered Nurse with over ten years experience in the healthcare field.

Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.

Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.
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