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|Elder Care or Companion Care Referral Service
Families Help Line is an elder or companion care finder or referral service. We help bring together families & caregivers for part-time, full-time, live-in or live-out employment in the DC/Baltimore Metro areas as well as other locations throughout the U.S. Let us know your location and and we should be able to determine at that time if we will be able to assist you.
|Home Care Worker Information|
All caregiver referrals have a minimum of two years of related work experience as an elder, personal or companion care worker (non medical caregiver) with good to excellent work ratings from their former/current employers. Upon occasion, we have a candidate registering with our service who is a Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA. However, most of our candidates are non medical caregivers.
|Duties Porvided by the Home Care Worker|
Duties performed by the in home caregiver may include assisting an elder person or an individual requiring assistance with personal care, cooking, housecleaning, laundry, grocery shopping and other errands. Caregiver duties will be limited to the person requiring care and pertaining only to job-related duties involving his/her care. Duties involved in companion care are similar to the caregiver's job but excludes personal care.
|Home Care Worker Salary Information|
The salary range for the caregiver may vary with job responsibilities, his/her work schedule, the geographical location of the job site and the experience/education of the caregiver.
|Non Medical Caregiver Rates|
About $10 to $12.50/hour rate for part-time, live-out care for one adult with a 20-hour minimum per week needed. About $400 to $500/week for full-time, live-out care for one adult. Live-in rates may vary but normally may be at a higher rate for any hours worked above 40 hours/week or the rate may be negotiated with the caregiver.
If you require a 7-day week/24-hour charge you may need to hire more than one caregiver.
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) rates may run about $17 or somewhat more or less per hour for medical assistance.
Our responsibility entails helping you find a suitable elderly or companion care referral for your position, checking his/her work references then making the results of these checks available to you for your review. Our service fees to find you part-time or full-time, live-in or live-out candidate is $350. You would need to pay us our service fees at the time you decide to employ an elder or companion aide. In addition to paying us our service fees, you would also be required to pay the caregiver's salary to him or her directly each week or on a biweekly pay schedule.
You may interview available candidates without having to pay us any up front fees but if and when you decide to employ a certain candidate then the finder's fee would be due to our company. In the event you do not hire a candidate through our service then you would not be obligated to pay us any portion of the finder's fee shown--A win/win situation!
Our service costs are kept low by having you take part in the candidate interviewing and screening process. It would be your responsibility for obtaining and paying all background screening costs when hiring an applicant through our service. If needed, we can direct you to an affordable online background screening company where you can have criminal and/or driving checks conducted on the candidate you plan to employ. Background check results usually have a quick turn around time within 24 to 36 hours for most locations throughout the U.S. For additional information on how our service works, click on the "Family Info" link found at above at the navigator bar.
|Candidate's Trial Replacement Period|
A 30-day trial period applies when hiring a candidate through our service. If the first candidate hired is not a good fit for your family then we would make every attempt possible to find you a second candidate with no additional fees assessed to you, so long as you act within the trial period being offered.
You would be responsible for interviewing the candidate in your home or office, checking to see if the individual's employment application information is authentic regarding diplomas, degrees, certifications) and obtaining/paying all costs associated with a candidate's background screening. We can refer you to an affordable online background screening source where you can check a candidate's criminal/driving record reports and verify his/her diploma, degree or certification information at affordable rates. You can usually receive the results of these reports within 24 hours if the candidate resides in the DC Metro area.
|Household Help Tax Information|
The below links will take you to organizations outside of Families Help Line web site so therefore we suggest you BOOKMARK OUR SITE NOW for easy access when returning back to it later on.
When you hire domestic or in-home help (i.e, a nanny, babysitter, housekeeper, day worker, cook, household manager, personal caregiver or private chef) in a private household you should be aware of your tax obligations.
Is a household worker considered an independent contractor or an employee? To find the answer, go to: Independent Contractors vs. Employees
For household employer tax information go to: Hiring Household Help Info
Also, see important information when hiring in-home help.
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Families Help Line does not claim to always have in-home jobs or referrals available in any certain location in the U.S. Prior to submitting an application to our company, it is best that you check with our company to see if we have jobs or candidates available in your particular city and state.