Using A Home Care Agency Vs. Hiring a “Direct” Household Personal Attendant.
We realize that your budget may not allow you to hire a home care agency like AHI to care for your family’s needs. Therefore, we have designed a program to fit your budget! Our “Direct Hire” program helps families find, screen, pre-qualify, and background check qualified caregiver candidates that can be hired directly by the family as “Household Employees.” Please contact us today to learn more about this program that can help your family avoid the pitfalls of hiring an “Independent Contractor” on your own.
|Home Care Agency||Direct Household
|Caregiver backup for emergencies||We are ready and able to fill the need with one phone call.||None.|
|Bonding, liability & workers comp. insurance||Our staff are bonded and insured, giving you peace of mind that if the caregiver hurt themselves in your home they would not sue your home owners insurance policy.||We will consult you on how to get workers compensation and liability insurance at a total cost of $50 / month.|
|Quality control & supervision of home care staff||
||The family monitors the care attendant.|
|Continuing caregiver training||We provide continual mandatory in-service caregiver training.||Care attendant is responsible for their own training ongoing.|
|Payroll, taxes, and IRS||We assume responsibility.||We will assist you with getting your payroll set up with a reputable company – cost is around $50 / month.|
|Criminal background and reference checks||Our employees are carefully screened at the time of hire with several layers of thorough background checks. Approximately 90% of applicants do not meet our high standards.||We perform extensive screening and background checks of each care attendant we could place with you as a direct hire employee.|
|Flexibility of home care services||
||You choose the care attendant that best matches your needs from our extensive list of qualified individuals.|
|Experience||Our caregivers have been delivering quality home care to satisfied clients for an average of over seven years.||You choose the care attendant that best matches your needs from our extensive list of qualified individuals.|
|General Availability||We can provide home care services to you and your family 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Your caregiver is available on weekends and holidays.||One person means limited days and hours. You are responsible for staffing a replacement for sudden sickness, time off, emergencies, and vacations. Employment transitions mean you will need to get another care attendant.|