Private Care Agreements Between Older Adults and Friends or Family Members

A private care agreement involves an older adult's transfer of property to a friend or family member for a promise of care and support in the home. This project reviews the state of the law and makes recommendations to address negative consequences that result when such agreements are unsuccessful.

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Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL)
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abuse and neglect of older adults, private care agreements, buying a home, selling a home, family violence, elder abuse, contracts, undue influence, unconscionable transactions, unjust enrichment, resulting trusts, remedies, Family Relations Act, Legal Issues Affecting Seniors Committee