Most individuals, if given a choice, would prefer to age in their own home. The need for home care services to support the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) increases as we age or if health conditions change.
When faced with the dilemma of hiring an agency to provide care or hiring caregivers yourself, there are several benefits to using a trusted agency like SYNERGY HomeCare to provide needed services.
If you choose to hire caregivers directly, you become the employer and must make arrangements to handle the following responsibilities:
Determining the pay rate, work schedule and services required.
Developing a back-up care plan in the event of caregiver illness, absenteeism, etc.
Conducting interviews, background checks and verifying references.
Recruiting, training, disciplinary action and terminating the caregiver, if necessary.
Filing payroll taxes, tax forms, and verifying that the employee can legally work in the U.S. as required by law.
Independent (direct hire) caregivers who do not work for an agency do not carry their own liability insurance, bonding or worker’s compensation. You will need to check to see if your homeowner’s insurance provides coverage, plan to take out coverage or assume the risk of no coverage.
Handling these tasks can be both time consuming and costly for individuals and families. People who want the best care for their loved ones take advantage of trusted national providers who can provide continuous care and handle changes as they develop.
SYNERGY HomeCare of NorthWest Virginia can provide the quality and compassionate care needed for you or your loved one. Call us for a free home assessment at (540) 636-0038. Let the trusted professionals at SYNERGY HomeCare provide you with peace of mind when selecting non-medical in-home care.