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Considering Hiring a Senior Caregiver in 2016?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Sep 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Nursing homes and assisted living centers aren’t for every senior. Many seniors want to age in the comfort of their own home, but after time goes by, it’s clear that in order to do this, in-home help is necessary. When your loved one enters into the elderly stage of life, sometimes things that were once simple like getting dressed, moving around, cooking, and cleaning become very difficult. But, opening up the home and entrusting your loved one to a caregiver is a big step and one that should be undertaken with caution and research.

Here are some important must-knows about hiring a senior caregiver.

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Topics: hiring care for seniors

Senior caregivers more economical than family caregivers?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 21, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Think you are saving money by taking time off of work to care for your elderly relative? A new study by Rand Corporation, one of the leading independent health policy research programs, investigated the cost of informal caregiving of the elderly by friends and relatives. The cost is calculated by the valuing the hours family caregivers give up in order to provide care (in the US, this comes to 30 billion hours annually).

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Topics: senior caregivers, hiring care for seniors, senior home care

Cost of Senior Home Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 19, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Do you have a aging loved one who may need senior care while you go to work every day? Are you feeling overwhelmed with your caregiving responsibilities?

More families are considering the possibility of privately hiring senior home care for someone it their family as a way to help their loved ones age in place in a safe and happy environment. This is uncharted territory for most people, and adult children who may have hired nannies to care for their children years ago wonder what they need to consider when hiring  senior home care assistance.

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Topics: senior caregivers, Hiring Elder care, hiring care for seniors

Household Payroll and the Sandwich Generation

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on Apr 24, 2014 4:39:00 PM

According to Merriam-Webster, "The Sandwich Generation" is defined as a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children. I define The Sandwich Generation as 90% of my friends. The Sandwich Generation has very full plates between being successful professionals by day and stressed out parent and adult daughter/son by night.  Trying to keep all the balls in the air is challenging and can be draining.

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Topics: aging parents, senior care, hiring care for seniors

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

Aging In Place: A Forbes Report on Senior Home Care

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Mar 6, 2014 9:30:00 AM
The Department of Labor extended minimum wage and overtime rules to most home care workers who aid the elderly, and the media is running to provide perspective on caring for aging Americans.  The new rules, which go into effect Jan. 1, 2015, change how the companionship exemption to minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act works.  Ashlea Ebeling of Forbes recently published a comprehensive article on this matter called, “Hiring Help For Aging Parents? Read This First. If you’re fortunate enough to have parents living into their golden years, there will inevitably come a time when you notice that everyday tasks become everyday obstacles, and getting reliable, affordable and caring help becomes the holy grail. 
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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, overtime rules, household payroll tax, hiring care for seniors

Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Nov 11, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Perhaps caring for your aging relative has led you to wonder if an assisted living facility is a better solution. One of the toughest decisions that families have to consider is the care and safety of their elder. In addition to rapidly changing health issues, there are potentially isolated living conditions, increasingly difficult insurance matters and general home maintenance. Choosing the right assisted living facility for your loved one is crucial to their happiness- and yours.  

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Topics: assisted living, nanny background screening, Hiring Elder care, hiring care for seniors

Senior Home Care Employment Application

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Oct 28, 2013 3:33:00 PM

Is it really necessary?

Imagine this...

A lovely person is sitting in you mother’s living room. Lately you and mom acknowledge that it would be better if mom had some help at home so she could continue to live at home, even as living there has become somewhat difficult.  There are some essential tasks that mom simply cannot manage on her own. 

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Topics: interview guide for elder care, interview questions for senior in-home care, Hiring Elder care, hiring care for seniors, interviewing elder care applicants

Tips on Posting the Perfect Senior Care Job Description

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Oct 25, 2013 3:24:00 PM
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Topics: caregiver background screening, Hiring Elder care, hiring care for seniors, interviewing elder care applicants

State Overtime Rules for Senior Care Workers

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Oct 25, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Today's retired seniors by an overwhelming 9:1 ration fully expect to "age in place," staying in their private homes as long as they can and resisting moves to institutionalized settings. Increasingly these seniors private hire senior caregivers who help with mobility challenges, transportation and general household activities as a way to stay in their homes. When you hire a senior care worker directly, you become an employer.

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Topics: aging in place, household payroll tax, Hiring Elder care, hiring care for seniors

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