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How Much Does a Home Care Aide Cost?

The pay rate for home care aides differs based on geological location, job requirements and more. Once you have clarified your in-home care needs, you'll then be able to identify providers and learn what the costs would be for each provider. Of course, having family, friends or volunteers provide... more


9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

Start by prioritizing problems, taking it slow and accepting your limits when it comes to helping a loved one age well. Your mother resists in-home helpers, insisting you can wait on her. Your frail father won't stop driving. Your aunt denies the need for a personal care aide, in... more


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my daddy has early dementia and his health is failing! We have inhouse care for him right now but not sure how long that will last. My question

is what are some steps to take to get ready for a nursing home???


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What are the pros and cons of live-in care vs. assisted living?

My elderly grandma wants to live at home, obviously, and we have the potential to hire a live-in caregiver. She's willing to have taxes paid out, etc, but I'm concerned about the legality of the rate of pay. We'd offset part of her salary for room/board... more


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advice on hiring 24 hour care -

it is becoming evident that my dad will need 24 hour care - a nursing home isn't an option right now.  what do i need to know about hiring a live in caretaker?  any tips on having a person in the home?  tip on payments or what... more


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GOING THE EXTRA MILE

DO YOU FEEL THAT ONE SHOULD PAY YOU MORE FOR DOING EXTRA WORK/HOURS IN THEIR HOME EVERY TIME OR PERIODICALLY. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CAN SEE THAT ITS NEEDS TO DONE


What's Wrong With Hiring My Senior Caregiver as an Independent Contractor?

Learn why senior caregivers don't meet the independent contractor criteria and how to file taxes for household employees. The senior caregiver you've hired is a household employee, not an independent contractor. Here's why: "Senior caregivers are classified as employees and don't meet the independent contractor criteria; therefore, the employer... more


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Who do you think should pay for caregiver education: Caregiver, family, employer?

The trend is moving toward caregiver certification credentials prior to employment. Even Medicaid policy is changing in this direction.  So who do you think should pay for it?