Caring Senior Service vs. Independent Personal Care Attendant

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At a Glance: Is Caring Senior Service Right for You? 

When a family is looking for home care, they can utilize an agency like Caring Senior Service or choose a private individual to provide services for their loved one. While an independent caregiver may seem beneficial at first glance, there may be some unexpected problems and liabilities.  

In this cheat sheet, we will quickly go over the pros and cons of hiring Caring Senior Service or an independent personal care attendant to help families or individuals make the best choice for them.

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“Hiring the right home care provider can make all the difference in the world for any senior, which is why all family members and loved ones involved in this decision should take the screening process very carefully.” –

Some potential problems we discuss include: 

  • Emergency caregiver backup 
  • Caregiver training 
  • Payroll, taxes, and the IRS 
  • Caregiver screening

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"Once you acquire the names of several providers, you will want to learn more about their services and reputations... Their insight will help you determine which provider is best for you or your loved one."

– National Association for Home Care & Hospice

"It is important that the family of any senor considering home care, take the time to screen the health care providers they are considering. This home care provider will be responsible for the day-to-day safety and care of the senior and they will also be spending a great deal of time in that senior's private home."

– Lori Thomas
Senior Advice

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