Tag: senior care

Mileage Reimbursement Rules for Household Employers

By A New England Nanny 85 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 54 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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Hiring Senior Care

By A New England Nanny 41 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 59 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 67 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 33 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 60 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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