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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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What is the meaning/difference of "hands on care" and "companion care"?


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Do you think I am being scammed?

I was offered a job taking care of a dog for 4 hours a day $25 dollars an hour.  I am being mailed a check that I must cash immediately so I can pay "supplies of dog crate, bedding and food".   I must inform immediately that I received... more


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I will having a Stem cell transplant for cancer in January and will be needing a caregiver 2 or 3 days a week 8hrs a day to sit and make sure that I'm taking my medication. Some meal preparation and doctors appointments at Northside Hospital.

What will be the average cost for this service?


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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 to provide new caregivers with funds to grocery shop, pick-up items for senior.

Concerned about how to "fund" a carer with money to pick-up prescriptions, grocery shop, etc. Do not want to give seniors credit or debit card. Also don't want to provide blank checks or cash. Anyone have any ideas or experience in this area.


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How do I help a Parent who doesn't want help?

I have a 93 year old father, who is rapidly declining in his health. I have a 72 year old mother who makes me feel as though she wants me to put my life on hold to take care of them, even though I have a family of my own... more


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Senior care information?

Hi Care.com Community, Does anyone have trusted online sites/resources to recommend for learning more about senior care options and cost?  I'm just getting started in this process and am getting frustrated by the fragmented options out there. Thank you all in advance :)