If you hire privately, you become the employer of the caregiver. The following are just a few of the things you must take into consideration when hiring privately.
Once you hire a caregiver privately, you are responsible for all state and federal payroll taxes.
You must obtain Workers Compensation Insurance or make sure your private caregiver comes with insurance. If not, you could be responsible for any injuries claimed to have happened while working at your home. How will you pay for any claims of disability if they are filed against you?
What happens if the private person doesn’t show up for work? Are you prepared to stay home and take care of your loved one? If the care is for you, are you prepared to be left alone without care if the caregiver does not show up?
Are you capable of running a comprehensive, national criminal background check?
Is the private caregiver bonded against theft?
Who will supervise him/her?
These are only some of the challenges to hiring privately. With Urgent Home Care, you do not have to worry about any of these issues.