How Likely is an Impaired Senior to Wander?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We often hear of impaired seniors “wandering off” but the stereotype can be far too general, and often linked to a disease like Alzheimer’s after it has been diagnosed. However, there are warning signs of this disease or dementia that you should be aware of so you can help keep your loved one safe without limiting their independence. Here, we provide helpful tips on caring for an aging loved one who is showing signs of being confused, forgetful, or disoriented.

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Topics: senior caregivers, eldercare

Are All Homecare Agencies Telling the Truth?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Starting in-home care for your loved one is a big decision. It requires careful planning, a close look at the budget, and significant research on what agencies and caretakers are available. Selecting the type of agency that’s right for you and your loved one is one of the biggest choices you will make and it can be overwhelming at first. Here are some helpful tips that can help make things a little bit easier.

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Topics: eldercare, senior home care

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

Ignorance is Bliss… No, Not Really! (A common senior care scenario)

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on Jun 3, 2014 8:25:00 AM

We took a difficult call recently from an adult daughter of an elderly couple who employed two senior caregivers. The Smiths live in New York

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Topics: eldercare, aging parents, senior care, payroll tax enforcement, nanny background screening

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

Elder Care FAQ: Employee Status and Tax Obligations

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 6, 2014 7:34:00 AM

Usually around this time of year we start getting worried phone calls from families confused by the household employee taxes or the "nanny taxes." We pulled together some more of the frequently asked questions our tax experts are getting in time for April 15th. 

Q. My domestic (elder caregiver, housekeeper, nanny) wants to be treated as a "contractor." Can I do that?

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Topics: elder care, eldercare, household employee taxes, senior care, 1099 v w-2, senior home-care workers

Planning Your Parents' Future: Advice For Adult Children on Eldercare

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 28, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Let’s face it: sitting your aging parents down to talk about their finances is about as comfortable as talking to them about sex (eons ago, they probably felt the same way you do right now!) But just as it was back then, the conversation- though difficult- is imperative to your future decision making.

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Topics: elder care, aging in place, eldercare, senior care, hiring care for seniors, senior home care

Home Sweet Home: Tips for Aging in Place

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Mar 21, 2014 7:15:00 AM

In an inspiring and forward-thinking section of the New York Times on innovations in retirement, an article on innovative solutions to senior living offered news on several fronts. While most readers will be familiar with the existing alternatives such as in-home senior care, assisted living and independent senior living options, the article features new ideas that will certainly gain more traction as the baby boomer population ages. Often referred to as "aging in place," here are some examples highlighted in the article:

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Topics: elder care, aging in place, eldercare, household employee taxes, nanny background screening

Emergency Preparedness For Nannies and Senior Caregivers

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Feb 14, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Inclement weather, train derailments, flight delays- these are all potential situations that could keep a person from their child or elderly relative. But other emergency situations exist- your charge could develop a high fever, knock a pot of boiling water from the stove, develop an allergic reaction that prevents them from breathing - that requires a nanny or senior caregiver to react quickly and make the right choice in getting medical attention. 

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Topics: senior caregivers, eldercare, nanny, nannies, emergency plans

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