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How to Create a Senior Home Care Work Agreement

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Oct 23, 2013 3:28:00 PM

Be specific and avoid misunderstanding

Think about the conflicts you encounter in everyday life, and you’ll recognize the role of details in smooth operations and peaceful negotiations.  This is the foundation of a senior home care work agreement.

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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, companionship services, senior home care

7 Rules When Hiring Senior Home Care

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Oct 16, 2013 3:21:00 PM

1. Job Description and Household Rules

Your first step is to do a needs assessment. The more specifically you can identify your senior’s needs – physical, medical and emotional – the better equipped you will be to define a job description for an in-home senior care professional.

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Topics: companionship services, elder care, senior caregivers

Overtime Rules for Senior Home Care Providers

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Oct 9, 2013 3:15:00 PM

As more and more senior are opting to "age in place", the direct hiring of senior caregivers are being sought out by family members. Families have questions about minimum wage, overtime and questions about what constitutes payable hours during the care day. Often, they are not aware of the tax obligations of employing a household employee.

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Topics: companionship services, companionship exemption, elder care, senior caregivers

Family Caregiver Stress – Part I

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Oct 2, 2013 3:03:00 PM

Tips for managing your physical health while caring for an aging family member

With Americans living longer lives and often needing assistance to ensure their well-being, more people are providing care for an aging family member. New additions to our vocabulary like ‘sandwich generation’ and ‘caregiver stress,’ have emerged from this reality.

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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, Senior Health guide, companionship services

Understanding Senior Health: When is Help Needed?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Sep 23, 2013 3:24:00 AM

Monitoring an aging parent’s health

Each year, projections for the average life expectancy of Americans trend up. There are differences by gender, a man reaching age 65 today can expect to live, on average, until age 84; for a woman the average expectation is 86. In addition to these averages from the Social Security Administration, about one out of every four 65-year-olds today is expected to live past age 90, and one out of 10 past age 95.

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Topics: companionship services, elder care, senior caregivers

Guide to Privately Hiring Senior Home Care

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Sep 18, 2013 3:20:00 PM

Families of aging seniors are confronted with many choices as they navigate options to help maintain a healthy and productive life for elderly family members.  Home safety, medication management and transportation are key concerns for every family facing the naturally changing capacities seniors face as they age.  In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, one third of seniors aged 65 and over need some assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing and personal hygiene, shopping and preparing meals

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Topics: companionship services, elder care, senior caregivers

When do you need to consider Senior Home Care?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Sep 16, 2013 3:15:00 PM

According to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, one third of seniors aged 65 and over need some assistance with the activities associated with daily living.  Facing the need for such assistance is often greeted with resistance and disappointment by the senior herself, and concern and worry on the part of her family members.

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Topics: companionship services, elder care, senior caregivers

Senior Caregiver Worker Shortage

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Jul 23, 2013 6:04:00 PM

There is a high demand from our seniors to “age in place," to be able to stay in their home as long as their health allows. They are adverse to moving to any kind of facility, such as a nursing home, retirement center or hospice, where skilled and professional care givers can take care of them.

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Topics: companionship services, elder care, senior caregivers

Senior Caregiving - When You Hit the Crossroads

Posted by Kathy Webb on Jun 10, 2013 5:59:00 PM

We read with interest this wonderful article about when families with an aged elder family member in the household hit the crossroads - the elder needs more care and attention than the family caregivers can provide and keep their own sanity.

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Topics: companionship services, elder care, senior caregivers

Happy International Family Day!! From your Nanny Tax Experts

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on May 15, 2013 4:40:00 PM
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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, housekeeper, maid, nanny payroll, nanny tax

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