Caregiver Employment Agreement
The person caring for a loved one can make a considerable sacrifice: quitting a job and providing employment services. A formal agreement between family members may offer the possibility of compensating a caregiver if he or she is no longer able to have another job. Although most family members want to help and feel compelled to take care of a loved one, it is a job with high time obligations and responsibilities. One way to protect the caregiver and the person in care is to document the care relationship. If you are entering into a contract with a family member, it is advisable to treat the agreement as a legal document. If your family receives state-subsidized home care, the agreement tells the state where the money goes and for what kind of services. In addition, a care arrangement can compensate for the potential confusion between family members concerned about legacies to heirs and avoid any subsequent misunderstanding about reducing the amount of money that can be inherited. Depending on the situation, the nursing assistant may be considered an employee or an independent contractor, in accordance with the laws of the Federal State and the Confederation. Another legal consideration is that the beneficiary is not able to sign the contract. The person holding the power of attorney or the guardian or custodian may sign.
If the family assistant also has the power of attorney or legal guardianship of the beneficiary, consult a lawyer. If you think no lawyer is needed, you can find examples of agreements in the Resources section. At the same time, the agreement can also give your loved one the certainty that he or she has a caring lawyer to handle care needs. When a care and care recipient takes on an employment relationship, it is often offered to ensure that the employment contract is on paper. . . .