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Infographic: 5 Tips for Writing a Personal Care Agreement

September 9, 2022

Many families reach a point where they recognize that an ill or older relative needs full-time care. When that responsibility falls to a family member, a formal agreement can provide a way to compensate and protect them if they are no longer able to hold other employment.

Our infographic “5 Tips for Writing a Personal Care Agreement” helps families write a personal care agreement, also called a long-term care personal support services agreementelder care contract, or family care or caregiver contract. These five tips help answer the questions:

  • How do we determine the level of care needed?
  • Is there funding to help cover the cost?
  • How do we articulate caregiver responsibilities?
  • What if the caregiver can no longer help, or needs time off?

Answers from experts in family caregiver support

“5 Tips for Writing a Personal Care Agreement” is based on our popular fact sheet on the same topic, and drawn from our 40+ years of experience supporting family caregivers and providers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

It’s part of a series of ten all-new infographics, each featuring bite-sized tips and helpful ideas on a variety of subjects related to family caregiving and working successfully with people with dementia.

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Infographic listing tips for writing a personal care agreement