Posted: May 8, 2013
Here’ a few tips for family looking for home health care for their parents. There are 4 major differences between hiring an aide or nurse directly or a home healthcare company or agency.
l. If you hire an aide directly, you take on the legal responsibilities of an employer, including payroll taxes, workers compensation,and unemployment insurance.
2. You have to do your own background checks.
3. If your direct hire harms or steals from you, you’re on your own.
4.You are responsible for training and supervising your direct hire. If they call in sick or want a vacation, there is no replacement .
Agencies take on all these responsibilities for you: legal responsibilities, background checks, liability insurance, training and the most important-replacements.