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Background Checks and Reference Checking

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/9/22 10:45 AM

When hiring an employee to work in your home, conducting background checks and calling references are key parts of the hiring process. Understanding the information that you will get from each can be the difference between a good hire and a bad one.

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Topics: household employee background check, senior care, nanny, nanny tax, caregiver background screening, nanny background screening, senior

Raise And Review Time Is A Good Time To Get On The Books

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/2/22 10:45 AM
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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA

Minimum Wage Increases Coming in July 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/21/22 11:00 AM

Governments are recognizing the need to ensure household employees are paid a living wage and slowly phasing in wage increases over a series of years.  Effective July 1, 2022, minimum wage will be increasing in many states and cities across the country.  As longtime advocates for fair and legal pay, we believe this is long overdue!

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

IRS Increases Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/10/22 4:41 PM

On June 9th, 2022, the IRS announced that the tax-free mileage reimbursement limit will be increased to 62.5 cents ($0.625) per mile, effective July 1 through December 31, 2022.  This increase of $.04 per mile is in recognition of recent increases in gasoline prices nationwide.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, nanny tax, nanny benefits, CPA

Minimum Wage Increases Coming in January 2022

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/30/21 9:29 AM

Governments are recognizing the need to ensure household employees are paid a living wage and slowly phasing in wage increases over a series of years.  Effective January 1, 2022, minimum wage will be increasing in many states and cities across the country.  As longtime advocates for fair and legal pay, we believe this is long overdue!

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Hiring a Caregiver for Your Special Needs Loved One

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/25/21 2:15 AM

When your loved one has special needs, you may find yourself deciding between a specialized residential/daycare facility and care in your home. Between estimating costs, scheduling, and assessing needs, hiring a caregiver to work with your family member may feel like an overwhelming task. But as you dig deeper, you’ll find the benefits may just be worth it!

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Topics: eldercare, Special Needs Trust, senior care, live-in caregiver, senior home care, Special Needs

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 Help Seniors Cope with the Coronavirus

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 1/26/21 10:50 AM

The pandemic has impacted everyone at some level and continues to do so. Whether it’s knowing someone who had it or experiencing it yourself, COVID-19 has had far reaching effects. The pandemic has gone on longer than many anticipated and people of all kinds – especially seniors – are feeling scared, disengaged, lonely, or anxious.

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Topics: senior caregivers, senior care, caregiver

Mom Needs Assistance at Home: How Hiring a Senior Caregiver Can Help

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/8/20 10:00 AM

Mom is struggling to remember to take her medications on time. She is having difficulty cooking and you are noticing a decline in hygiene. Maybe she is a bit wobbly on her feet as she continues to age, putting her at greater risk for a fall. These things can be part of the aging process, but it is difficult to watch. When you want what is best for your aging parent, what do you do? In-home senior care is the answer for many families around the country. This allows your elderly loved ones to live in their own home, on their own terms. Here are some reasons why hiring a senior caregiver can help.

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Topics: eldercare, home health workers, senior care, caregiver, senior home care, senior home caregiver, senior caregiver employment practices

Household Employees and Paid Sick Leave Laws

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 2/20/18 3:11 PM

At the Federal level, private employers are not required to offer sick leave - whether paid or unpaid - to their employees. Most household employers voluntarily offer some paid time off to their nanny, senior caregiver or housekeeper in their work agreement. 

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, CPA

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