HOW DO I PAY OUR COMPANION?
There are various ways to manage payroll for a home health aide. While the family or loved one can pay the aide directly, we recommend enlisting a payroll service to ensure compliance with your Federal and State’s labor laws.
HOW IS THE COMPANION AIDE INSURED?
Since the caregivers are your employees, you, the employer, are responsible for covering their insurance. Employers must adhere to their state’s payroll, disability and workers compensation laws. These laws protect the employee and employer in the event of injury.
WHAT IF MY LOVED ONE NEEDS CARE 24/7?
We recommend scheduling two aides to working rotating shifts of 3 or 4 days on and 3 or 4 days off. With a team of aides, this arrangement will also help you stay within the employment laws for overtime.
HOW DO I PAY FOR CARE?
Private home care is paid by you, the employer. In some cases long-term care insurance may cover in-home care offered through private pay, sometimes referred to as informal care or homemaker services in the policy. The cost of in-home care typically costs less than residential or nursing home care. Your loved one is the sole responsibility of a single caregiver in the home whereas in a care facility your loved one becomes one of many patients. that a single nurse or caregiver is trying to manage.
WHAT IF MY LOVED ONE IS RESISTANT TO THIS IDEA?
The loss of independence is a challenge. We have been working with people in this situation for years and use techniques to facilitate a smooth transition. These transitions can be managed with our guidance or with the help of an experienced third party. Professional and caring workers eventually gain the trust of the loved one by demonstrating respect and maintaining a client’s dignity.