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In Home Senior Care: Private Hire v. Agency Services

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Oct 3, 2017 3:58:00 PM

If your loved one needs assistance in the home doing routine tasks, there are some options that you will need to consider. In-home senior care for the long term means that you could directly hire someone privately, directly hire someone that you know personally, or engage a senior care agency to staff and manage your caregiver. Knowing the major differences between these options will help you make the right decision.

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Topics: senior, CPA

My Nanny has a B-1 Visa, Now What?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Sep 26, 2017 3:40:00 PM

US Citizens and foreign nationals coming to the US for a temporary stay may legally bring their nanny or other domestic help with them by securing a B1 visa. These employers are typically senior executives for large corporations and certain US government employees routinely posted abroad. The US State Department, which oversees the issuance of the B1 visas, imposes certain requirements on the employer to ensure that the foreign domestic worker is treated in accordance with US labor laws and is not exploited.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, B1 Visa, B-1 Visa

Mom's Senior Caregiver Was Injured: A Case Study

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Sep 12, 2017 4:31:00 PM

The Importance of Household Employer Workers Compensation Insurance

There’s no doubt about it: privately employing a senior caregiver comes with its own set of logistical challenges. In addition to payroll and taxes, the ins and outs of worker’s compensation and benefits can be overwhelming for seniors and the family members coordinating their care. If you don’t understand your legal obligations as a household employer, things can get messy. Consider this case study of a senior caregiver that was injured on the job.

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Topics: nanny, workers compensation household employees, agency, senior, CPA

Why do good nannies and caregivers quit?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 8, 2017 4:17:00 PM

You’ve hired a nanny and you think she’s a perfect fit for your family. Great references and experience. You and your kids get along with her well and things are seemingly working out great. But then, she gives her notice. What went wrong? Maybe it’s not her, but it’s you. Here are some reasons why good nannies and caregivers often quit their jobs.

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Topics: nanny, nanny separation, nanny management, caregiver management, agency, senior

A Guide to Aging in Place [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Most seniors prefer to age in place, in the comfort of their own homes, instead of moving to a care facility. Follow this guide as you plan for yourself (or a loved one) to continue living at home through the golden years.

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Topics: senior care, caregiver, senior

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, senior

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