Caregiving The Assisted Difference

Hiring Your Own Caregiver Is Not Always Cheaper

Hiring Assisted to Meet Your Caregiver Needs

Caregivers are employees of Assisted.  Assisted takes responsibility for the employer/employee relationship.

This includes:

  • Ensuring that an appropriate caregiver from our team is selected to meet your needs.
  • Handling all aspects of applicant screening and employment records.
  • Contacting all references.
  • Performing criminal background checks.
  • Testing the applicants with both a written exam and hands-on competency skills assessment.
  • Tracking that employees maintain up-to-date CPR certification.
  • Checking for current physical and up-to-date TB clearance.
  • Verifying legal work status for non-U.S. citizens.
  • Covering all employees with our Workers’ Compensation, Liability Insurance and Dishonesty Bond policies.
  • Coordinating all caregiver duties and arranging for a temporary replacement if your caregiver is unable to work.
  • Dealing with any issues that arise with the caregiver.  Our primary goal is for you to be satisfied with your caregiver.
  • Providing you with 24/7 access to Assisted.
  • Billing your Long Term Care Insurance or other payer (if applicable) directly.

Hiring a Caregiver on Your Own

YOU are the employer.  YOU take on the full responsibility for the employer/employee relationship.

This includes:

  • Hiring the caregiver – placing the ad, interviewing the candidates, conducting the background checks, and contacting the references.
  • The caregiver in your home is your employee.
  •  If you have work performance issues, you will need to handle those on your own.
  •  You would be responsible for paying Medicare, Social Security, and payroll taxes.
  • You will have to coordinate the caregiver‘s duties and train them in any special care needs.
  • If your caregiver calls in sick or wants to take a vacation, you will be burdened with finding a replacement.
  • If your caregiver gets injured in your home and you have not covered them with a Workers’ Compensation policy, your financial liability can be devastating.

To learn more about private duty caregiving and how Assisted can help, http://www.assisted1.com/types-of-care/home-health/.

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