When families begin looking for elderly care to assist an older family member with their day to day needs, they may believe that hiring an individual by placing an ad is the easiest way to go. While it’s true that hiring an individual is sometimes less expensive than using an elderly care agency, one thing it is not is easier. Using an agency is by far less time consuming and easier than the work it takes to find a qualified and trustworthy individual to provide care to your aging relative. Below are some of the ways that using an agency makes it easier to find elderly care for your older loved one.
There’s No Need to Place an Ad
First, when you use an elderly care agency, there’s no need to place an ad in the paper. This eliminates the need to compose a classified ad, contact a newspaper for placement, and pay for the ad. That may seem like a small thing, but it’s really just the first step of what using an elderly care agency eliminates from the process.
You Won’t Have to Schedule and Conduct Interviews
When you hire an individual, it’s your responsibility to schedule and conduct interviews with the potential candidates. Since you’ll want the best person available, you’ll likely schedule interviews with several different people. That can mean spending hours on interviews alone. In addition, you have to come up with the questions to ask them and hope that you’re asking the right questions to get the information you need.
You’ll Spend Zero Time or Money on Background Checks
It’s important to conduct background checks before hiring someone to spend time alone with your aging relative. That means you’ll have to arrange for the checks, gathering the information the organization needs to conduct the check. In addition, you’ll likely have to pay a fee for the background checks.
Vacation Time and Sick Days are Covered
If you’re thinking about an individual elderly care provider, have you considered what happens when they need time off or get ill? Who will care for the older adult then? When you use an elderly care agency, there’s no need to worry about vacation time or sick days. The agency simply sends another highly qualified and trustworthy person to cover the regular provider’s time.
No Additional Paperwork Required
When you hire an individual for elderly care, you become an employer. That means you’re responsible for payroll and taxes. When you use an agency, those things are done for you. All you need to do is pay the invoice provided by the agency.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering Elderly Care in Webster Groves, MO please contact the caring staff at Autumn Home Care, LLC today at 636-448-9347.