It is better to extend 2 or 3 hourly shifts a day into a live-in schedule when there are savings to be incurred using live-in caregivers. Here are the tax laws governing those two types of care schedules: Live-out personal attendants: Daily overtime is required for live-out personal attendants if the employee works more than […]
No, 2x 12-hour shifts would typically be described as hourly shifts. Live-in shifts are a minimum of 24-hours.
We recommend using more than one caregiver if your needed hours per day and per week get you into excessive overtime wages.
To avoid you having to pay excessive amounts in overtime hours worked, and depending on whether you need coverage over weekends as well, we typically cover the week by using two or more recurring caregivers.
We short list for you only caregivers who live within commuting distance from your loved one, who would like to work the schedules (number of hours a day) that you need, and whose skill-sets and experience closely match your needs.
We listen intently to what you tell us. For example, you might prefer a male vs. a female, or someone who speaks a particular language, or a short or tall person, and so on. We then do our utmost to get back to you with a few caregivers who have those character traits for you […]
When a new client briefs us with regard to theirs or their loved one’s needs, and once we have received the basic information, we like to ask questions regarding the care recipient’s likes and dislikes in a caregiver who is likely going to spend quality time with him or her. For example, would the care […]
When a new client is briefing us regarding a loved one’s care needs, we ask various questions in general, and 3 questions with specificity: 1) Ambulating: If the care recipient cannot ambulate without assistance, we need to know their height and weight, and whether any assistive devices are in use, such as wheelchair, gait belt, […]