Calgary, AB (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 - Home Care Assistance Calgary, the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, launched an educational campaign on the top benefits of using a home care company versus a privately hired caregiver.
Calgary's senior population is growing at an extremely fast rate. With more and more baby boomers - those born between 1946 and 1965 - entering retirement, the senior population is projected to reach 923,000 by 2031. A large percentage of these seniors will need assistance to help maintain their independence.
"As part of our mission to change the way the world ages, we are dedicated to helping families navigate long-term care decisions," said Mark Brodie, owner of Home Care Assistance Calgary. "Many families hire a caregiver from a home care agency or privately. While both professionals will look out for their clients' best interests, there are a large number of benefits to using a home care company over a privately hired caregiver."
When it comes to the status of the worker, Mark explains, a caregiver employed by a home care company is on the company's payroll and thus, it is the company's responsibility to take care of all taxes and alternate care. Conversely, a private caregiver is employed by the client or family and all administrative issues are their responsibility. It is much more difficult to ensure continuity of care when hiring a caregiver privately.
"This brings up the issue of liability, which is important because accidents do happen," said Brodie. "Agencies like Home Care Assistance Calgary provide liability insurance coverage to the client and his or her family as part of hourly and live-in rates. The same does not hold true when hiring a private caregiver."
Home care agencies also provide worker's compensation and standard deductions payroll to their caregivers. Alternatively, if the caregiver is privately hired or employed, then the client or family must take on all WCB, EI Tax and Vacation Pay Obligations.
Home Care Assistance Calgary provides comprehensive non-medical, in-home care with a focus on healthy mind, body and spirit. In addition to assistance with personal care, meal preparation, transportation and light housekeeping, caregivers encourage healthy diet, exercise, mental stimulation and a sense of purpose.
To learn more about Home Care Assistance Calgary, visit the company's website at http://www.homecareassistance-calgary.com or call 1-403-452-4446.
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2014 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur's Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review's Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.
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