When planning the family reunion, it is important to involve all the necessary members. One question to consider is whether the person in care will participate. If your parent has dementia (for example.B Alzheimer`s or any other dementia), think about whether they have the ability to understand the discussion and whether it is likely worrisome. Are there “hot button” topics that should not be discussed in their presence? How important is it for them to participate in decisions made on their behalf? Participation in all or part of the meeting may allow the recipient to trust the healthcare team. This can contribute to their cooperation later on, if more difficult decisions need to be made. 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. A personalized care agreement has three fundamental requirements for a person to pay a family member for care: Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) strives to improve the quality of life of nurses through education, services, research, and advocacy.

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