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Private Caregivers

Private caregivers (PCGs) - also called private duty personnel or private sitters - hired by assisted living resident’s family can be important partners providing companionship and for the resident’s plan of care. However, PCGs are not community employees, nor can or should they be supervised by the community management; consequently, communities must consider management and liability issues.

NCAL’s Risk Management Work Group prepared a resource to offer key considerations for assisted living communities when residents and their families hire PCGs to provide supplemental services and support. The following also includes links to sample documents, including a sample Private Caregiver Agreement, and several state requirements for PCGs.


Major Resources
Selected States with Requirements Related to PCGs (not comprehensive)


​The above article and sample documents are not intended as legal advice and should not be used as or relied upon as legal advice. It is for general informational purposes only and should not substitute for legal advice. Always seek knowledgeable counsel for advice that is tailored to the actual facts and circumstances and takes into account all relevant laws and regulations. The policies below are models only and should be modified and tailored to meet the needs of individual communities.