Quality In-Home Care as a Consumer Protection Issue
Choosing a quality in-home care provider can seem like a daunting task. And when it comes to inviting a caregiver into a home, you want to make sure you are making the safest choice. Independence-4-Seniors in DuPage county would like to assist in educating those in our community about the risks and liabilities associated with hiring an independent caregiver through an advertisement or through a home care registry.
Below are educational resources that can help you understand why choosing home care through a reputable in-home care agency such as Independence-4-Seniors that employs and screens their caregivers is a safer option for your clients and loved ones.
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- Checklist of Questions to Ask When Seeking Home Care
- Risks of Registries
- Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Agency
Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about quality in-home care as a consumer protection issue.
How to Choose a Home Care Provider
Checklist from the National Association for Home Care provides questions to ask to assist in selecting the best home care provider.
Hiring a Caregiver Can Be Taxing
Article available on Kiplinger.com outlines various financial and legal risks possible when people decide to hire care providers for loved ones themselves.
Safe at Home? Research Report
The AARP’s Public Policy Institute issued a report focusing on federal and state approaches to background check screening of home care workers to protect vulnerable adults from harm. The full and brief reports are available to download.
Do You Have a Household Employee? Independent Contractor Information
The IRS provides detailed information about legally employing an independent contractor to work within a home setting.
Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help
Caring.com provides some applicable strategies and helpful hints for finding the right person or service to care for loved ones in their homes.
Neglect of Older Persons: An Introduction to Legal Issues Related to Caregiver Duty and Liability
An introduction to legal issues related to liability for neglect of older persons, the goal of this downloadable PDF is to provide information on the duty and liability of caregivers, courtesy of the National Center on Elder Abuse.