Join Carers ACT for the next installment of the Aged Series covering the topic of Contract Law and Agreements in Aged Care.
The Aged Care system in Australia seeks to aid older persons by providing services to assist with the day-to-day tasks of life for those who may require additional support in their later years.
The Aged Care system can often appear daunting to those who are unfamiliar with the process and terminology involved.
In this session, we will examine closely the types of legal agreements that you may have to enter into with a third-party provider for these types of care arrangements. Namely, we will be focusing on Resident Agreements with approved aged care providers as well as agreements which you may be required to enter into with service providers for additional help at home.
When examining these agreements, we will look at, amongst other issues:
- What should and shouldn’t be included in these types of agreements?
- What assistance does the Australian Government provide?
- What are the roles and responsibilities of the provider or recipient of the care?
- What are the costs and expenses associated with the care and how are these set out in the agreement?
- What is method of payment?
- When can the recipient or provider terminate the agreements? How?
- Problem Resolution – what is it and where can you seek assistance?
About the Speaker:
Emma Bragg is a solicitor in private practice. She and her business partner, Brian Tetlow, operate a small boutique law firm, ‘Tetlow Legal’, which specialises in estate planning, property law transactions and commercial law transactions.
Emma is the Acting Chair of the ACT Law Society’s Elder Law and Succession Law Committee. She is an active and vocal member of the Committee which is committed to raising awareness in the community about elder law and succession law issues.
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