100% YES ! We absolutely comply with HIPPA regulations and guarantee your privacy .
Should you become a private employer, you are required to pay Social Security, unemployment, and payroll taxes. Many home care aides represent themselves as independent contractors. It becomes your responsibility to make sure this caregiver is truly an independent contractor, and is therefore paying their own taxes. If the aide has not met his or her own legal tax obligations, the responsibility falls to you, the employer. This can become a serious obligation to you. It may involve interest on back taxes, civil fines, and the possibility of criminal penalties. If you are considering hiring an independent contractor, please seek advice of a labor lawyer to assure you and your loved ones are in a stress-free situation.
YOU or the individual paying for the private home care would be held liable for any work-related injury that occurs during working hours. This can include the cost of ALL medical expenses. Should the aide become disabled, you would also be liable for any disability payments. This can be a huge risk on your shoulders. The home care industry is noted for work-related injuries. If your needs require lifting, bathing, toileting or transferring, imagine the risk you may be subjecting you or your loved one. Another factor to consider is the risks to communicable diseases. If your aide does not abide by the universal precautions required by all licensed agency personnel, you are putting you or your loved one at risk.
There are many benefits to incorporating a non-medical agency into your loved one’s healthcare plan. In-home caregivers will provide assistance for daily activities such as grooming, dressing, feeding, toileting and medication reminders, just to name a few. In-home care makes it possible for you or your loved one with functional limitations to remain in their own homes in a familiar and comfortable environment. This will naturally promote dignity and a healthy well-being.
We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. However, we are available for inquiries outside of these office hours.