Discussing the costs of home care can be tricky for families. There is a lot involved with family finances and relationships. Silver Care can help create a plan for you that fits the budget and discuss alternatives.
When it comes to selecting private home care, you’ll be faced with important choices. Should you hire someone yourself? Use an agency? Are all agencies the same? If you hire on your own, there’s a lot to consider. It takes time to interview, check backgrounds, work out a schedule, find back-up, provide the paycheck, and deal with all the tax and liability issues.
One, you can hire help on your own, which means you take on all of the responsibilities of an employer.
Two, you can choose a placement agency (or registry) that screens and matches, but does not manage, home health workers.
Or, three, you can use an employment agency, which screens and matches home care workers — as well as manages and pays their wages, as well as handles employment taxes and workers’ compensation insurance.