My husband hires an independent (non-agency) in-home caregiver for his mother, 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. He intends to give the caregiver paid holidays on Thanksgiving and Christmas. His mother will be spending those days and the day following each holiday at his brother's house. His question is, "Is it customary to also pay the caregiver for the day after the holiday, if the person being cared for doesn't need them?"
Or, in general, if the one cared for is out of the house and not needing care, is it proper to simply tell the caregiver, "We won't need you tomorrow."
My husband is concerned that his very excellent caregiver would be losing income that she can't pick up elsewhere.
This issue is not addressed in any written agreement.