In the real world, where I have to work, instead of writing blog postings and Tweets, Support For Home is a company that provides in-home care to seniors and others who need help to stay safely at home.
We were delighted when the Northern California Chapter of the National Private Duty Association published a brochure called, “Making and Informed Decision” that addresses the choices families and clients of home care must make when selecting a caregiver. The brochure was actually produced at the request of a number of hospital discharge planners and case managers, who needed a way to educate families about these issues.
There are really three options:
- Hiring a caregiver privately
- Using a Domestic Referral Agency (DRA)
- Hiring a full service agency that actually is the employer of record
The brochure does a wonderful job of pointing out the differences in terms of the responsibility of the agency versus the client / family. I hope you find this summary useful.
Best wishes. Bert