Tag: senior care

Do You Need to Hire a Senior Care Worker?

By A New England Nanny 12 0

It’s never easy to realize a senior loved one can no longer live completely independently and needs some assistance. But in order to provide the best quality of life possible, some seniors will need a companion or other caregiver to help them stay in their own home. Seniors may also require help with maintaining their […]

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Hiring Senior Care: Options and Questions

By A New England Nanny 6 0

For families that wish to hire a caregiver for their senior loved one, there are many options available. It’s important to understand these options and to know what questions to ask. There are typically three options for obtaining in-home senior care. 1. Home Health Care Agency: The agency employs the senior care provider to work […]

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Meeting the Growing Senior Care Demand

By A New England Nanny 6 0

According to the U.S. Administration on Aging (AOA), in 2015, 14.1 percent of the U.S. population was aged 65 or older, or one in every seven Americans. By 2020, 54 million people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65; by 2040, that number will top 82 million. People reaching age 65 today […]

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Guide to Employing Home Care Workers

By A New England Nanny 19 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a new publication to help families that employ home care workers deal with the very strict wage and hour requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage and overtime law that applies to most home care workers. The Guide for Employing Home Care Workers was created to […]

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Hiring a Nanny: the Family Interaction Test

By A New England Nanny 15 0

There are many concerns to consider when you are involved in hiring a nanny or other household employee, as well as many legalities to abide by to ensure equitable and fair employment opportunities. By taking the hiring process one step at a time, you can proceed with well-planned and well-researched employment offers. After you have […]

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Senior Care Tips: Estate Planning

By A New England Nanny 10 0

There are many issues that arise when it comes to senior care – one of the senior care tips to keep in mind regards estate planning. You’ve likely been repeatedly advised to ensure for your own estate planning, but as you take on caring for your elderly loved ones, you may also need to become […]

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Mileage Reimbursement Rules for Household Employers

By A New England Nanny 15 0

Before a family hires a nanny, the nanny’s compensation should be discussed and detailed fully, including any mileage reimbursement that may occur. Mileage reimbursement rules apply to household employers who choose to let their nanny or other household employee use their personal car for performing their job duties. This includes running errands, picking up and […]

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Try it Before You Buy it!

By A New England Nanny 11 0

Do you know someone who needs child care, senior care, housekeeping, or any other service we offer? Are they a little hesitant about spending money with a company they aren’t yet familiar with? We have a brand new promotion that may provide the solution! The first time that they use us for any of our […]

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Is My Nanny an Independent Contractor?

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“Worker classification” refers to whether a worker is classified as an employee or an independent contractor for federal and state employment tax purposes. Employers need to recognize the difference between these two classifications, because the employer’s tax requirements are contingent on whether the professional is working for the employer or is actually working for him […]

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