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PAYING CAREGIVERS

I FIND IT SO AGGRAVATING when I get to the "pay" part of an interview and the applicant says "Nope I work for CASH only and will not give out her SS info etc or allow SS taxes and Medicare to be taken out.  WHat is the general feeling ?


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Hi, I am looking for a reliable live-in elder helper mostly for companionship and light household and personal help right now. I am looking for someone who can drive and must have a cell phone. Any tips for how to find the right person?

Also will there be a contract to sign with them? How much should I pay them? Will it be an hourly pay or a periodic payment. Doing this for the first time and want ti to work well. Any helpful tips will be appreciated. Thanks -SSG


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How do I screen caregivers responding to my ad?

What are the pitfalls of inviting a stranger into my elderly parent's home?


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Any gift ideas for early stage dementia?

Looking for suggestions for gift ideas for early stage dementia? 


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How much should I get pay for doing all these?  Or should I leave, I think they are taking advantage of me.

Hi I am a live in elder care giver, I get paid 1300 a month  but they also pay for my tuition. Therefore, they pay approximately 2,200 a month. I work Monday to Saturday, 7.30 am - 9.00/9.30 pm.  Two years ago, I decided to... more


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My brother is paying a senior home aide and his friends $22,000 per month of my parents' money

I need a reality check about costs. I also wonder if there's any help. I feel like the only sane one. My parents are in their eights, and definitely in cognitive decline, but not in need of actual nurse or doctor care.  The men my brother hired microwave... more


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Eldercare abuse

UPDATE: THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. I HAVE CALLED APS AND THE POLICE. THE CAREGIVER WAS QUESTIONED BY THE POLICE OFFICER AND ESCORTED OFF THE PROPERTY. I THINK IT IS TIME TO MOVE ONTO AN AGENCY.


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What questions to ask when hiring senior care giver?

Tips for hiring senior care giver