With coronavirus cases still on the rise around the world, many people are continuing to socially distance themselves or reduce their time in public to help minimize exposure and spread of the virus. Unfortunately, many long-term care facilities have seen high amounts of deaths and illnesses related to the pandemic. In light of the continuing social lockdown of these facilities and the forced separation of residents from their families and loved ones, many seniors and their families are rethinking living arrangements and researching how to age safely at home.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job loss and disruption to the economy. Household workers are some of the most economically vulnerable workers, as they live paycheck to paycheck in many instances. While some highly qualified nannies are landing on their feet as their college education provides a good baseline to help with home schooling, other wonderful caregivers with less educational experience find themselves out of work with no immediate prospects.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act isn’t just about easing employers’ tax burdens. It also impacts employee benefits.
California Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-62-20 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic effectively means that a nanny, senior caregiver or other household employee with test-confirmed COVID-19 illness will be presumptively compensable by workers’ compensation.
Virginia labor laws have historically been friendly to employers. New legislation signed into law this year, however, significantly changes a worker’s right to redress in an area of keen importance to household employers – namely wage theft.
Engaging a senior care aide to help a beloved aging family member is complex. You need to balance the needs and preferences of the adult receiving the assistance, budget, and administration. Ask any friend who has done this and they will confirm that there is one constant - that nothing is constant and needs are constantly evolving.
Many senior care aides support the elderly in Senior Living Apartment centers, many of whom are forbidding FAMILY and FRIENDS from visiting their residents during the COVID pandemic, and the aides are assuming many responsibilities that family used to do.
When hours increase and you need to calculate your senior caregiver’s overtime, it can get confusing sometimes. Here is a helpful example.
Professional fiduciaries are educationally qualified individuals who care for the financial and personal care needs of individuals who are unable to do so themselves, and who have no close family or friends who are able and/or willing to do so for them.
During the COVID-19 crisis, many people and charitable organizations need cash. The new CARES Act may provide some solutions.
Household employers and employees are searching for financial solutions to the current economic crises facing our economy. As we better understand the programs and benefits provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), families and caregivers are increasingly turning to unemployment benefits to provide some level of financial stability. Here we give an overview of how to navigate this important system which we all hoped we would never need to use.