Tag: senior care

Hiring Senior Care

By A New England Nanny 33 1

In 2011, the first of America’s baby boomers—78 million people born between 1946 and 1964—reached their 65th birthday. These baby boomers began to turn age 65 at a rate of 8,000+ per day. According to the U.S. Administration on Aging (AOA), people reaching their 65th birthday today can expect an additional 18.6 years of life, […]

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Resume Fraud and Household Employment

By A New England Nanny 44 0

In a tight job market and in the age of internet-based diploma mills, resume fraud is an increasing concern among employers, including those families that employ nannies or other household employees. On the other hand, with today’s internet-enabled easy and cost-effective access to information, families can easily verify resume facts with a few clicks of […]

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Long Term Care Insurance to Help with Senior Care

By A New England Nanny 38 0

While often purchased through independent means, long term care (LTC) insurance as an employee benefit is being offered more often by employers. Under this LTC policy, services to meet LTC needs such as adult day care, home health, skilled nursing care, and custodial care are available to employees, their spouses, and sometimes parents or parents-in-law. […]

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Senior Care Interview Questions

By A New England Nanny 26 0

Hiring senior care workers mirrors that of hiring nannies and other household help. In fact, it is much of the same thing—entrusting the care of your loved one and home to another. In the end, you want a safe, happy, and comfortable home for all who live there, and, as with all household employees, the […]

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FLSA Changes Affecting Caregivers and Employers

By A New England Nanny 40 0

As of January 1, 2015, the Final Rule created under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will require most direct care workers to receive federal minimum wage and overtime pay protections. Direct care workers are workers who provide home care services, such as home health aides, personal care aides, senior caregivers, and companions. The Final […]

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Senior Care Payment Options

By A New England Nanny 38 1

According to Paying for Senior Care, nearly all money spent on long term senior care comes from government programs (like Medicaid, Medicare, veteran’s benefits, and Social Security); insurance (like long term care and health insurance); personal property; and, private assistance (including nonprofits, foundations, and pharmaceutical companies). No coverage—including health and long term care insurance—will  fully […]

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