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Personal Caretaker Agreement

In order for a home or private care contract to be considered Medicaid compliant (i.e. not considered a transfer for less than fair value (i.e. transfer) for Medicaid purposes, it is necessary to complete each of the following information: Start date/duration of contract The date on which care begins must be included in the agreement. Remember, this must be a future date; The contract cannot be backdated. It is also important to include the duration of the agreement. This can be short-term, as only a few years, or for the life of the individual. Many adult children or family members look forward to being a janitor in a loved one. It is estimated that more than 65 million family members provide more than $375 billion a year in unpaid care to family members.1 Caregiver may feel obligated or have an obligation to care for the love and affection of Hersiede. At first, pick-up can be very casual, such as buying food, preparing meals, transporting to appointments or helping with swimming. A change in Michigan Medicaid policy that will take effect on October 1 is a change that everyone has to respect, because what you don`t know could actually hurt you. The amendment relates to the personal care and home care services that individuals receive; especially the types of services that allow them to age and stay in their homes as long as possible instead of entering a nursing home.

Under the new directive, any provision where a person pays for health care supervision, medical care, hospital stay security, visits, entertainment, purchases, housekeeping or other assistance in the course of activities of daily living is considered a personal care contract. In addition, any agreement that pays costs such as home/cabin repairs/care, basic services, property taxes, homeowners insurance, heat and pension services for the client`s farm or other real estate is considered a home care contract. Personal care agreements should contain the following information: A properly drafted personalized care contract contains: Note also that family members who provide home and home care services do so only out of love and affection. The payment of home care and personal care benefits to family members is based on an irrefutable presumption that the payment was a transfer to a lower market value (i.e. an assignment). Therefore, even if there is a Medicaid-compliant care contract for parent-provided services, the Department of Health and Human Services will determine, if and if Medicaid is sought, the fair value of these services by comparing the contract price to other companies in the region that provide such services. If the rate of ascendancy were higher, it will most likely be considered a transfer. For this reason, it would be advisable to compare in advance the cost of a relative concierge for services with other providers in the area to ensure that the rate is similar.

In addition, it is recommended that the collected documents be retained in case the fair value is in conflict in the future. To clarify things, you will need a signed and dated contract and certain obligations. Visit caregiver.org for advice on personal agreements. Medicaid (Medi-Cal, California) is a state and federal program that can cover long-term care costs for people with limited incomes and assets. To qualify for Medicaid, an individual`s expenses and assets are subject to a “look back” period of up to five years.

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