The Department of Labor recently extended minimum wage and overtime rules to most home care workers who aid the elderly — note the qualifier “most.” The rules apply to all caregivers hired through an agency like Visiting Angels or Home Instead Senior Care. But for families who choose to hire their caregivers directly (including using Hallmark Homecare’s recruitment and placement services) — leaving the agencies and their higher rates out of the equation — the new rules may not be applicable, depending on the type of care provided. You can learn more by reading this informative article in Forbes (or you can see a PDF version here).
Experience the Hallmark Homecare Difference!
Hallmark Homecare is unique in the marketplace. Unlike senior care agencies, we do not employ caregivers. We are a direct-hire placement service for the best independent caregivers in the market. Our unique model brings you:
- Higher Quality Caregivers: Most agencies pay caregivers about half of what you pay the agency. By hiring direct, you can pay more than the going rate in the market, attract the best caregivers, and still save a tremendous amount of money.
- More Consistency and Control: One of the biggest complaints from those who hire agencies to provide their care is the lack of control. Caregivers often turnover or are reassigned by the agency. When you hire direct, you are in complete control of the care plan and the schedule.
- More Safety, Certainty, and Security: Background checks, drug tests, liability insurance, reference checks, credential checks, and more are part of safe hiring practices for in-home caregivers. Many agencies do all of these things, but some cut corners and you have no way of knowing for sure. When you hire direct through Hallmark Homecare, we ensure that all of these things are done for each candidate we bring you, and because you are ultimately the employer, all documentation is provided to you.
- Tremendous Savings – Usually 30% to 40%! Unlike agencies and registries, we only charge a one-time placement fee, in most cases. The result is a tremendous amount of savings over time.
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