Myths About Senior Caregiver Payroll

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Oct 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you’re thinking about hiring a senior caregiver this year, it’s crucial to do your research and be sure you know how to go about it – especially when it comes to payroll. There is a lot of misinformation online that can be confusing for families. Here, we’ll break down myths versus facts so you know exactly how to pay your caregiver fairly while withholding proper taxes.

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Topics: senior caregivers, senior home care

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

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

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

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

Holiday Pay: How to calculate for a nanny or senior caregiver

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on Sep 2, 2014 6:41:00 PM

Monday, September 1 is Labor Day in the U.S. - a Federal holiday that many nannies and caregivers receive as a paid holiday. Families often struggle with how to calculate the employee's paycheck, especially overtime pay,  when a paid holiday is in the pay period.

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Topics: senior caregivers, caregiver payroll, nanny payroll, holiday, senior home-care workers

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

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

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

Background Screening Senior Caregiver Best Practices

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 1, 2013 12:45:00 PM

Our aging parents deal with physical and sometimes mental declines that challenge their ability to completely take care of themselves on their own.  They don’t like the idea of moving out of their homes to a senior care facility.  How will they safely age at home, in a safe and happy environment?

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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, caregiver background screening

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