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Michelle

Costa Mesa, CA

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What Is The 24 Hour Wage Minimum Wage For Overnight Shifts

Overnight shifts are mutually agreed upon but as a general rule...It's about half of the daytime hourly rate. There are variances however...Are there nighttime tasks? Will the Caregiver be sleeping?

What Questions To Ask When Hiring Senior Care Giver?

Verifiable References, Education, Experience, Background...and then ask why they are in this field, what do they like about caring for seniors? How would they handle an emergency? and so on...

Why Do Some Manypcas Set Up Interviews And Not Bother To Show Up Or Even Call To Cancel?

Irresponsible, unprofessional, rude, scammers, etc. If this has happened to you, I'm sorry. There's really no excuse short of they got into a horrible car accident and couldn't call (let's hope that's not the case).

Paying Caregivers

It's ILLEGAL. You could also mention to the potential employee they are only hurting themselves by not putting into their own SSI. Not to mention, as a potential employer you have every right to know EXACTLY who is working for you and this means getting proof. This is a... more

Severance

Employment is an at-will position (in CA). No severance pay is required however having said that, I would consider paying severance to someone that is fully qualified but had to be let go through no fault of their own. Let's say you hired a wonderful person who quit their... more

Eldercare Abuse

I don't fully understand the question but I can definitely say Elder Abuse is ZERO TOLERANCE. I would not inflict it and if I had knowledge of any elder abuse I would follow a series of steps (not necessarily in this order)... 1. Call Adult Protective Services 2. File... more

What Are Ways We Can Help Our Seniors Feel More Special?

Being a good listener is a definite asset. Our clients have wonderful stories and love to share their memories! I like to hear their stories and compare them to mine so we can all have a good laugh! It's a nice idea to keep your camera on hand as... more