Greenville, South Carolina
1200 Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC 29615
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Home Care and Health Aides for Seniors in Greenville and Taylors, SC

Learn about the home care our home health aides provide in Greenville, Taylors and the surrounding areas of South Carolina

While home care is often the best care solution for seniors, choosing the right option for your loved one can be an unnerving task. If you are looking into various home health aides, you first need to know the differences between the available types of services. Doing a bit of research in advance can help you find the best fit for your loved one, allowing them to continue living safely, independently, and comfortably at home.

Home care aides offer a wide array of caregiving services whose purpose is to provide seniors with an adequate at-home support system. Most companies offer an amalgam of services such as personal care, homemaking and companionship care, and specialized care.

Most Common Business Structures

Most home care businesses can be divided into three groups, including employment-based agencies, registries, and independent providers. The main difference between these business structures lies in determining the caregivers’ employer, that is, who is in charge of fringe costs like employment taxes and deduction, insurance coverage, and liability insurance.

Employment-based providers range from corporations to daughter companies and franchises. Opting for employment-based providers offers many benefits for clients, the most important one of which is that the provider is the one who is responsible for all the background details, such as background and reference checks, fringe costs, caregiver training, and compliance with laws and regulations.

Registries store and manage databases of available caregivers and home health aides. They also often perform background checks. Caregivers who are registered this way are often contractors whose employment arrangements may differ. Sometimes, the client is considered the caregiver’s employer, meaning the client is responsible for employment tax and insurance coverage. Another point to consider is that unlike employment-based home care aides, registries do not provide training of any kind, serving more as a matchmaking agency than as an organization that provides the best, most suitable care options.

An independent caregiver can basically be anyone – a person the client knows and trust, someone from the local community or a caregiver who is not a part of a company offering care services. It is important to keep in mind that the client is considered the independent caregiver’s employer, meaning the client bears responsibility for the caregiver’s taxes and deductions. Moreover, the client covers both insurance coverage and general liability insurance. The client checks the caregiver’s background and references as well.

If you have questions about our care services or the home health aides we employ in Greenville, Simpsonville, Taylors, Greer, or the surrounding areas of South Carolina, please contact us online or call us today.