Benefits of Using A Life at Home vs. Hiring an Independent Caregiver
A Life at Home
|Caregiver backup for emergencies||We are ready and able to fill the need with one phone call.||None. Home care backup is extra stress to your family.|
|Bonding, liability & workers comp. insurance||Our staff are bonded and insured, giving you peace of mind that if the caregiver hurt themselves in your home they would not sue your home owner’s insurance policy.||Usually none. It’s your responsibility to investigate any insurance held by these individuals. Private individuals can sue your home owner’s insurance policy if hurt on the job.|
|Quality control & supervision of home care staff||• All cases are carefully monitored and supervised by our RN or our management team.
• Random visits made regularly.
• Family members kept
informed on a regular basis.
|These individuals are completely independent and lack formal supervision.|
|Continuing caregiver training||We provide continual mandatory
in-service caregiver training.
|These individuals may or may not continue to build upon their knowledge and skills.|
|Payroll, taxes, and IRS||We assume responsibility.||You are responsible for reporting and remitting state, federal, and FICA taxes to the proper tax authorities, and overtime compliance.|
|Criminal background and
|Our employees are carefully screened at the time of hire and ongoing with several layers of thorough background checks.||It is your responsibility to check the background of the individual.|
|Flexibility of home care services||Your home care service requirements will rarely stay the same.
• If the skill level or amount of care that you require increases or decreases, we can accommodate your needs.
|Skills are often fixed to the particular individual, and you pay for the skills they can perform rather than the skills you need.|
|Experience||Our caregivers have often been delivering quality home care to satisfied clients for years.||Variable.|
|General availability||We can provide home care services to you and your family 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Your caregiver is available on weekends and holidays.||One person means limited days and hours. You are responsible for staffing a replacement for sudden sickness, time off, emergencies, and vacations. Employment transitions mean that you start all over again.|
A Life at Home is accredited by Community Health Accreditation Partner for meeting the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards of care.
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