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Do pay laws for overnight elder care vary by state? I'm asking specifically about New York. I was told there is no overnight pay for caring for a person that needs a little assistance (getting up to go to bathroom). I was told that its assumed that I will

Do pay laws for overnight elder care vary by state? I'm asking specifically about New York. I was told there is no overnight pay for caring for a person that needs a little assistance (getting up to go to bathroom). I was told that its assumed that I will... more


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Does anyone know if personal care includes cutting hair?

Haircut


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What is a good rate for a senior caregiver.

I have over ten years experience as a caregiver. I. Have been charging $20 hr. And I am considering $25. With all the newbies starting @ $15 to $20. Thanks Caregiver for Seniors


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