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  • Trust Company Liable for Non-payment of “Nanny Taxes”?

  • About Household Employee Workers Compensation Insurance

    Nanny workers compensation insurance protects the caregiver and the employer from the expenses and liabilities associated with a work-related accident.  A single accident can leave the household employer liable for thousands of dollars in medical bills.  Don’t assume that this liability is covered under your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy! Most states require household employers to carry Workers’ Compensation… Read more »

  • Our nanny will be driving. How do we check the nanny driving record?

    Driving records are very important, and they reveal more than just how well the nanny drives. A nanny driving background check can speak to the candidate’s judgment, attention to detail, and conformity to rules. DUI’s and speeding tickets will generally give a family pause. Many states have moved to protect the confidentiality of these records in… Read more »

  • Agency Resource: FAQs related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

    Agency FAQs related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Q: How does FFCRA sick and family medical leave work for temp and backup care workers? A: All employees (full time, part time, and seasonal) are eligible for paid leave under FFCRA for leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.  Paid… Read more »

  • Background Screening for Senior Home Care

    Our aging parents deal with physical and sometimes mental declines that challenge their ability to completely take care of themselves on their own.  They don’t like the idea of moving out of their homes to a senior care facility.  How will they safely age at home, in a safe and happy environment? Today an estimated… Read more »

  • Family Caregiver Stress – Part I

    Tips for managing your physical health while caring for an aging family member With Americans living longer lives and often needing assistance to ensure their well-being, more people are providing care for an aging family member. New additions to our vocabulary like ‘sandwich generation’ and ‘caregiver stress,’ have emerged from this reality. Family caregiver stress… Read more »

  • How to Create a Senior Home Care Work Agreement

    Be specific and avoid misunderstanding How do you create a work agreement for senior home care? Think about the conflicts you encounter in everyday life, and you’ll recognize the role of details in smooth operations and peaceful negotiations.  This is the foundation of a senior home care work agreement. As you embark on the critical… Read more »

  • Nanny Transportation Allowance

    Many families find that paying for their nanny’s or senior caregiver’s public transportation pass is a great tax free benefit. Because this is non-taxable, you can provide this nanny transportation allowance without having to pay FICA or unemployment taxes on the value! For 2023, an employer may reimburse the nanny or senior caregiver for mass/public… Read more »

  • Senior Companions Minimum Wage Rules by State

    What are the minimum wage rules by state for senior companion caregivers? Employment law, wage and hour law, and payroll tax requirements for privately employed senior caregivers are governed by a complex assortment of Federal and state rules and legislation. The scope of duties is used on the Federal level to distinguish companionship care -... Read more »
  • Senior Independence – Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manager?

    The Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) is a care coordinator, educated and experienced in any of several fields related to senior care management, including, but not limited to nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. The GCM will help the family plan and coordinate care… Read more »

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