Would you rather hire a private caregiver or one through an agency?
There are two types of caregivers you can hire for your senior:
1. A private caregiver
2. A caregiver who an agency introduces
If you want to hire the private one, there are some points to consider. Nowadays, you may hear heartbreaking news about a senior who is subjected to sexual, physical, emotional, or financial abuse, or you may hear of a thief who stole all the jewelry of a senior. These things may also happen to you if you skip some steps in hiring a private caregiver. Some of them also accuse the elderly of requesting sexual relationships!
Keep in mind that you have to check for the historical background of the private caregiver. Moreover, when hiring a private caregiver, you are the one who has to know about the regular and standard wages and taxes laws.
On the other hand, agencies facilitate the procedure. They check all the basic required information. There’s no need to check the caregiver’s historical background, and you don’t have to struggle with taxes and wages laws. The agencies are responsible for drug testing. You can also ask for additional support in case of robbery, false accusation, or abuse.