The best solution to avoid frustration is to make it crystal clear in the job posting or from the beginning of the job interview that paying under the table is not an option, it could save you some time and frustration. On the other hand some possible future employees have... more
Most importantly you need to calculate what it is worth for the time you set aside. Find a base hourly rate and add on .50-1.00 per additional service you provide. Break it down and figure out a daily and hourly rate so it is easy to understand. Don't... more
Hello, Hands on care generally falls under the senior needing assistance with all daily hygiene and activities. For example hands on care may require assistance with bathing, grooming, toileting, medication management and possibly feeding. Companion care would be more along the lines of making conversation, playing games possible light conversation... more
Reimbursing caregivers for transportation is a subject not many people know how to approach, lets break it down to make it simple! First some simple questions. Whose care will they take? The clients or the caregivers? If it is the caregivers, you will need to reimburse for gas costs. How... more
Caregiving costs vary depending on hours and services needed. It sounds like you would be needing the most basic level of care which should run you $15-22 per hour. I would budget $360-$550 per week for services. Hope this helps!
Losing independence can be incredibly difficult and confusing. The best way is to turn it around, turn his attention to something else. Would he be more comfortable doing an activity with someone before they clean his house? Could the caregiver watch a movie or make him a meal to distract... more
Repaying caregivers can sometimes be a hassle, luckily in today's world it has become a much less daunting task! You can use caregiver designated credit card. Another option is to simply have them give you the physical receipt or send a pic of the receipt and you add save... more
Always meet in a neutral location the first time. My go to is a coffee shop, meeting in public is a much safer option. The first time you go to a strangers house bring a friend or family member to wait in the car for you. If that isn't... more