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Monday, November 8, 2010

Compensating family caregivers

Even though there are tens of thousands of Canadians looking after their aging parents, there is a persisting viewpoint that this care should be given for free. Unfortunately, providing it for free means that the caregiver probably also has to continue working at a paying job at the same time, causing that person enormous pressure. Providing care for aging parents for a wage is just starting to gain acceptance, as I blogged about once before here (family care contracts).

In a recent article, Kyle Krull, an American lawyer, gives two very good reasons for entering into a formal agreement for a wage. I agree with both of his reasons. If you're providing care to a parent and are realizing that "something's got to give", this might help. Click here to read the article.

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