Hiring in-Home Senior Caregivers: Agency Versus Individual Aides
Continuing our themed posts for National Aging in Place Week, today, we’ll touch on home care.
Growing older in your own home often requires in-home care. The Wall Street Journal points out that the care may come in the form of adult children or hired professionals. Whichever you decide on, the Journal offers some quick, basic tips in their video “Health Minute: Aid for Aging Parents.” For example:
If you want to hire a personal or home-health aide, you’ll need to decide if you want to do it directly or go through an agency, which will handle background checks, payroll and insurance for you. Hiring someone directly means you’ll have to research and follow state employment laws.
Have you hired an in-home caregiver for yourself or your aging parents? What was your experience?
You may also be interested in the following posts from OurParents:
- “Should You Hire a Home-Care Agency or Individual?”
- “Has Your Home Caregiver Been Trained?”
- “Caring for Your Aging Parents: Ideas to Help Pay for Eldercare”
- “OurParents Launches First Easy-to-Understand Scoring System for Comparing in-Home Senior Care Providers”
If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.