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.
- 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.
- 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/.