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How to Prevent Senior Caregiver Burnout

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/20/21 11:05 AM

Being a senior caregiver requires a lot of love, compassion, and empathy. Caring for someone aging or ill takes time and emotion. If your caregiver is not making time for themselves, they may feel stressed, exhausted, and at risk of completely burning out. Here are some ways to help prevent burnout in your caregiver, so they can continue giving their best to your loved one. 

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Topics: eldercare, senior care, live-in caregiver, senior home care, Mental Health

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents about Hiring a Caregiver

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/22/21 10:00 AM

Talking to your aging parents, a caregiver, can be a difficult and sometimes awkward conversation. Many elderly adults feel they are losing their independence or sense of freedom when told they need help, which sometimes causes them to be defensive or stubborn in refusing aid. Talking to your loved one about hiring a caregiver may be difficult at first, but it is often received better if coming from a place of love and empathy.

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Topics: eldercare, independent elder care hire, live-in caregiver, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, senior home care, senior home caregiver

Reasons to Hire a Qualified In-Home Senior Caregiver

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/8/21 10:27 AM

Assisted living centers and nursing homes are not the desirable choices for every senior. Many want to age in place in the comfort of the home they know. As your loved one ages, it can get complicated for them to do what they were once used to doing on their own. Some activities like cooking, dressing, and cleaning become unmanageable. Hiring in-home assistance for your loved one is an excellent option. However, it’s a decision that requires consideration. Here are some reasons to hire a qualified in-home senior caregiver. 

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Topics: senior caregivers, aging in place, eldercare, Senior Health guide, live-in caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, senior home care

3 Critical Parts of your Nanny Work Agreement

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/9/14 6:03 PM

The work agreement (sometimes called a contract) you negotiate with your nanny, housekeeper, or elder care provider sets the professional tone of the work relationship right from the start. A carefully thought out work agreement will help the employer avoid future problems and misunderstandings with the employee.

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Topics: senior caregiver work agreement, live-in nanny, live-in caregiver, nanny work agreement, nanny contract

Revised Recordkeeping Requirements for Employers of Live-in Domestic Service Workers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/18/13 12:38 PM

The US Department of Labor on September 17, 2013 issued revised rules within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that codify recordkeeping requirements of employers with live in domestic service workers. The revised rules closely mirror the recordkeeping advice that HomeWork Solutions gives all household employers. Good recordkeeping is not just the law; it also protects the household employer from unpaid wage claims.

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Topics: live-in nanny, live-in caregiver, payroll recordkeeping

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