Six Tips To Protect Your Aging Relative In Assisted Living

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 24, 2016 6:30:00 AM

As your aging relative requires more care, it may be prudent to seek additional services to better serve their needs. Many adult children fear placing their loved one in a supportive living facility will result in abuse, neglect or medical malpractice. “Too often families don't have the information they need to protect their loved ones residing in assisted living facilities," said Jullie Gray, President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

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Topics: elder care, eldercare, assisted living, geriatric care manager, senior care

Elder Care: When is it Time to Find Help?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When you notice that an elderly loved one has become less self-reliant, you may start to wonder if they need help. When your dad stops shaving or your mother continues to let the mail pile up, you may offer to help out with household duties. However, as your loved ones continue to forget or simply aren’t mobile enough to do things they used to, it can put a lot of strain on your daily life.

But, you don’t have to care for your loved ones by yourself: It’s okay to ask for help. This doesn’t necessarily mean sending them to a nursing home, but it can mean hiring someone to help in running errands, doing the dishes, paying the bills, and performing other tasks that you may not have the time or capacity to help with. Here are five signs it’s time to find professional help for your elderly loved ones.

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Topics: elder care, senior care

Elder Care After ObamaCare

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 22, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Elder_Care_After_Obamacare.pngIn one of the most polarizing decisions in recent history, the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, was passed by Congress in March of 2010. This legislation was enacted to give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the United States.

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Topics: elder care, assisted living, medicare, obamacare, senior care

3 Tips for Starting the Conversation on Senior Home Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 30, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Talking to our loved ones about the possibility of senior home care can be one heck of an uncomfortable conversation. Your aging mom or dad wants to age in place, and you want to help them achieve that goal safely.

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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, senior home care

Long Term Care Insurance Can Help Pay for In-Home Senior Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 11, 2014 8:25:00 AM

The growing national movement towards aging in place is challenging many families. As noted recently in the New York Times, "Aging in community is important for preserving the quality of life for older adults and providing stability to neighborhoods." 

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Topics: elder care, senior home care

2015: Changes in Senior HomeCare Payroll

Posted by Joe Frisbee on Oct 21, 2014 1:38:00 PM

Department of Labor Discusses Joint Employment, Changes in the Senior Caregiver Companionship Exemption and Announces Increased Enforcement

The Private Care Association, the voice of private duty home care, met in earlier this month in Orlando, FL and invited the US Department of Labor to discuss Joint Employment and Changes in the Companionship Exemption with its members. A guest appearance was made by Michael Hancock, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and Melissa Murphy, Senior Attorney, Office of the Solicitor U.S. Department of Labor.  Mr. Hancock and Ms. Murphy addressed an anxious crowd of almost 200 independent homecare staffing agencies to discus joint employment, the expiration of the Companionship Exemption for home health agencies and stepped up enforcement by the DOL in 2015 related to the enforcement of the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA).

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Topics: elder care, aging in place, senior care, nanny background screening

Senior Care Payroll Services

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 1, 2014 8:38:00 AM

Quality senior care is a challenge millions of families are facing as our aging family members require increasing amounts of personal care services.

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Topics: elder care, aging in place, senior care, companionship services

May is Older Americans Month 2014

Posted by Kathleen Webb on May 6, 2014 8:44:00 AM

"Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow."

Americans over the age of 60 are the single largest demographic group in the country, surpassing children 18 and younger for the first time on record. Today's seniors express a marked preference for aging in place, defined by the Center for Disease Control as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level."

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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers

Elder Care FAQ’s Part 3

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 21, 2014 10:54:00 AM

 

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Topics: elder care, employment authorization, workers compensation household employees, Hiring Elder care

Eldercare FAQ's: The Household Employer Tax Responsibility

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Navigating the roadmap of senior home care can be challenging, and the everchanging laws make it even more overwhelming. We are receiving an increasing number of emails regarding the so-called "Nanny Tax," and other concerns surrounding private household employment of senior home caregivers. In response to these questions, we decided to address the top three Elder Care FAQ’s

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Topics: elder care, eldercare, household employee, nanny tax, Hiring Elder care, senior home care

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