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The referral http://goldenhandscaregivers.weebly.com/ agency will pre-screen and check references but does not supervise a caregiver in the home. You will be required to perform the background check and interview the caregiver yourself. Much like referral agencies, you will be responsible for insurance and supervision of the caregiver, worker's compensation, payroll, and other taxes. Should you decide to find a senior care provider on your own by hiring a private-hire caregiver, ElderCarePay and PayCycle both manufacture payroll software that you can use to ensure proper payment of taxes during each pay cycle (1).Bringing anyone into your home necessitates a bit of protection, and senior home care providers are no different. Protect yourself and your property (or your loved one's belongings) by securing records and valuables in a lock box, collecting the mail yourself, and reviewing credit statements carefully each month.Remain Proactive Throughout the ProcessWhen looking for the right senior home care agency, find out whether they are a full-service home care agency, a referral agency, or an independent contractor. Before calling a senior home care agency, evaluate the following questions with the individual in mind. When will you need a caregiver in the home? What duties will the caregiver be required to perform? And, most importantly, what sort of specialized care will the patient need (2)? Now, it's your turn to ask the agency a few questions, such as:
How long has the senior home care agency been providing home care services?
What is the agency's screening process? Are references and criminal background checks required for each caregiver?
How are emergencies handled by the caregiver during and after working hours?
What is the supervision situation for caregivers in a home?
What is the agency's policy on payroll and other applicable taxes for its employees?
After you find a senior care provider but prior to hiring the individual, ask to meet with him or her for a brief introduction. At this point, you can interact with the caregiver to see if he or she would be a good fit (3).Hiring Privately Requires a Level of CommitmentIf you decide not to go through a full-service agency (or benefit from the basic screening method from a referral agency), you now have quite a few responsibilities on your plate in order to find a senior care provider that will prove reliable. You will have to conduct an interview, a criminal history background check, an elder abuse and sex offenders registry check, a reference check (request a minimum of three), a motor vehicle record check, communicable disease screening (it's recommended that caregivers receive a Hepatitis B vaccine prior to employment), as well as verify documentation of the caregiver's cer

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