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Home Care Cost Analysis

Hiring Privately versus an Agency

At the end of the day, hiring privately, where you become the employer of a caregiver, could expose you to more liability, risk, and frustration than simply working with a great agency from the beginning. Some of the reasons to use an agency:
  As an employer, you At an Agency, we will
Benefits are responsible for a variety of benefits such as paid sick days that will increase your costs. manage these benefits as part of our operations
Hiring/Firing spend time and money to find an appropriate caregiver and have to terminate them if it doesn’t work out. You might have a lapse in coverage. provide adequate background checks and support you to ensure a great match for your client
Finding a replacement be responsible for hiring a new caregiver. send an alternate and work to find the right match if the first caregiver was not the right fit
Unemployment Insurance claims have to fight the claim or have your EDD account cover the fees. Over time this will have an impact on your client’s costs. immediately offer that employee to work with another family and find a replacement at no cost to your client
Below is a simple calculation to highlight the true cost difference between hiring privately and using an agency.
Pay rate to self-hire (Approximate)  $17.50
FICA 7.65%  $1.34
SUIER 3.50%  $0.61
FUTA 0.60%  $0.11
ETT 0.10%  $0.02
Insurance, payroll, and other agency fees – Possible placement fees could be as high as 20% 15.00%  $2.63
Your true costs  $22.20
Agency Fee $23.00
Agency Costs Costs to hire private
Five-hour shift $115.00 $110.99
Eight-hour shift $184.00 $177.59

All this to save less than $10!!

  Read more about the cost comparison between hiring privately and working with a home care agency here, courtesy of the HCAOA. (Home Care Association of America)
Dane Workman
Dane Workman
We’ve tried other elderly care providers in Brea, but home care providers without a doubt provide the most dependable and compassionate care! Their caregivers pay great attention to deal and for no minimum hours for senior care in Brea. 5 stars for the professional and trustworthy care!
Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright
This home healthcare company in yorba linda really cares about their clients! My mom said their team never made her feel like caring for her was a chore.
Tyler Chambers
Tyler Chambers
Out of all the elderly care providers in Anaheim I’ve used, only home care providers deserve 5 stars! Their nurses made me feel like family and comforted me in my recovery from transplant surgery.
Louie Armstrong
Louie Armstrong
This in home care provider in anaheim truly provides the perfect marriage between professional yet compassionate care! My mother can be difficult with her medication but they got her to take all of it on time without upsetting her.
Lucy Taz
Lucy Taz
They have provided excellent care and treatment for my mother. Nursing staff are kind, patient and compassionate with my mother. They listen to her needs and always communicate with ease and clean instructional care as my mother progresses in her treatment plan and rehabilitation to normal activities. I highly recommend them for anyone who needs in home health services.
Kyle Memole
Kyle Memole
I have been working at Home Care Providers for about two months now. From my first contact with them I knew it would be a great fit for me. The staff is friendly and it is an amazing atmosphere. Most important, they CARE for their seniors and it's apparent that the standard to provide the highest quality of care is present in everything they do! As a nurse of 9 years I can say I love being a part of this unique team! If you are looking for a position with this company, let me tell you that it is a great experience. And if you are a senior or a family member of a senior looking for care then look no further because Home Care Providers is a great choice!
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