As used in this Article:
     (1) “Caregiver” means a person who voluntarily, or in exchange for compensation, has assumed responsibility for all or a portion of the care of another person who needs assistance with activities of daily living. “Caregiver” includes a caregiver’s spouse, cohabitant, child, or employee. “Caregiver” does not include a family member of the person receiving assistance.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5

  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.

     (2) “Family member” means a spouse, civil union partner, child, grandchild, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin, or parent of the person receiving assistance.
     (3) “Transfer instrument” means the legal document intended to effectuate a transfer effective on or after the transferor’s death and includes, without limitation, a will, trust, transfer on death instrument, deed, form designated as payable on death, contract, or other beneficiary designation form.
     (4) “Transferee” means a legatee, a beneficiary of a trust, a grantee of a deed, or any other person designated in a transfer instrument to receive a nonprobate transfer.
     (5) “Transferor” means a testator, settlor, grantor of a deed, or a decedent whose interest is transferred pursuant to a nonprobate transfer.