Increasingly families are hiring in-home carers to help ageing parents or relatives remain at home as they age. However, most families have little understanding of the relationship they are entering into from a legal perspective.
To help families understand this, Careseekers has produced A Guide to Engaging In-Home Care Workers. “You have a responsibility to yourself and the care worker to understand the type of relationship you are entering into when you start engaging paid care workers in your home.” Says CEO Careseekers Marissa Sandler.
“We created the Careseekers platform to help individuals and families connect with care workers easily, affordably and flexibly.
We have created this ‘Guide to Engaging an In-Home Care Worker’ to help you understand and set up your relationship with your care worker.”
The Guide helps individuals and families work through the following issues:
- Whether the care worker an employee or an independent contractor
- What kind of contract should I put in place with my care worker?
- What are my obligations when engaging a care worker?