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

Senior Care: Can't I Pay Mom's Helper as an Independent Contractor?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 29, 2014 8:15:00 AM

I spoke to a prospective client today on the phone. She just hired a senior caregiver - a woman she calls "Mom's helper" - to come in daily to assist her mother around the house. Her mother has had a series of falls recently, none serious, and needs basic help and companionship at home during the day while her daughter is working. As a sandwich generation daughter of a mother with similar issues with aging, I completely understood why she took this step and the challenges she faces trying to balance her Mom's needs and her own professional and economic needs.

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Topics: aging in place, household employer, senior care, Hiring Elder care, nanny tax case study

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

President Obama Responds To FLSA Rules; Spends a Day as a Home Aid

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Apr 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM

In a triumphant win for labor unions and worker advocacy groups, the Obama administration made sweeping reform in mandating that home health workers, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants who provide care to the elderly be paid minimum wage and overtime. While it may affect the bottom line for families of aging relatives, over half of senior care givers were living at or below the poverty line.

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Topics: elder care, aging parents, Alzheimer's, obamacare, home health workers, legal employees, documented employees, caregiver, Hiring Elder care

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

Seniors and Driving: Accessing Safety

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Oct 14, 2013 3:17:00 PM

Most older Americans have been driving since they were teenagers and want to retain the independence that comes with being at the wheel. Growing older does not necessarily mean a driver is less capable; in fact, years of driving experience may make them a more conscientious driver. But changes that occur as we age, even for those who are in very good health, may affect a senior’s ability to be a fully safe driver.

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Topics: elder care, senior safety, seniors and driving, elderly drivers, Hiring Elder care

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