Types Of Elderly In Home Care For The Seniors Of Fairfax, VA
Comfort Keepers friendly elderly in home care plans
Comfort Keepers of Fairfax, VA, is your local high-quality caregiving agency. We exist to help local seniors live at home. Some older adults never need caregiver support, but we're here for those who do. At-home caregiving falls into two categories: medical and non-medical. This is why there are different types of caregiver and caregiver support plans for elderly in home care.
The Employment-Based Caregiver Agency
Many Fairfax seniors prefer to use the employment-based caregiver agency. It's a simplistic approach where the agency helps to tailor a specific plan. An agency also matches the ideal caregiver to the care recipient. This way, the client doesn't have to concern him or herself with legalities. These are generally things like taxes, insurance, and any of those other employer/employee-related issues.
The Independent Route To Caregiving
Some seniors and families prefer to source and employ their caregivers. This approach means the client is the employer and the caregiver a direct employee. In these cases, you—as the employer—have to vet potential applicants. You also have to interview candidates for your elderly in home care ideas. Once you've found the ideal applicant, you then have to take responsibility for any fringe costs.
Fringe costs typically include liability insurance, employment taxes, and tax deductions. There's also workers’ compensation to deal with and various other behind-the-scenes admin. There are two typical routes to finding suitable freelance caregivers, these include:
- Caregiver registries
- Word by mouth, personal recommendations
The independent approach can save a little money, but it cost more in time and work. Despite this, it's still an approach preferred by some seniors and their families. It's particularly appealing to folks who have a history in management or who run or have run their own business.
Types Of Elderly In Home Care
Whichever approach you take, you need to assess the specific type and amount (hours) of home care. Comfort Keepers of Fairfax, VA, provides high-quality non-medical support in general and personal home care. We also use our unique Interactive Caregiving™ approach to elder care where possible.
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