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I think with my remote location it will be best to find someone in the area. Is this a good idea.

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See the problem is my father in law can't give himself his own insulin or check his blood sugar. He is pretty much at nursing home level.
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Someone on here suggested a company called Comfort keepers. I called them and they are coming over. they charge 15$ an hour and my mom doesnt need a nurse yet so I am starting with just some simple sitting help. they do alot of daily living activity help to. you can google them to get a local number.
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Hiring care proivider can be a nightmare, if you hire someone (indepentant contractor or under the table) is asking for legal problems. If the is person gets hurt in your home, your homeowners insurance says, you are an employer and there is a huge fine for not having workers comp and you pay for all the medical expenses, then the IRS and social secuity is not only going to nail you or the parent, but its fraud. See IRS site for the 10 rules for an indepenant contractor, no such thing with a real care provider. They can come back 8 years later and tell social security they worked for you and believe me you are still on the hook. Then the control issue, your mom just loves this care provider and within a few months, you will be out of the picture and control and they have her bank account. There is no downside to hiring a agency, bottom line you get what you pay for. Agency, has the experience with hiring, training, background checks, bonding & a realible agency will always have two care providers to insure against abuse and careprovider control issues.
I learned the hard way, mom wanted to me to hire someone from the church, $42,000 + $12,000 penaties later, I learned a real lesson and now I even make sure the care providers are supervised by a RN, and in my area it is only $15.00 a hour 2 hour min.
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One downside to an agency is that they are about twice as much as hiring someone who works "under the table."
In my area, an agency is $17 an hour and up depending on the time of day and day of the week where an independent contractor is $9-10 an hour.
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I wouldn't do Craigs list lol no offense. I found care.com to be helpfull, but I am not having any luck I think because of where I live. The home health agencies would be great but they aren't allowed to give insulin shots or check blood sugar. An agency would be great.
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Not enough background info about kind of help needed or your situation but Craig's List and Posting fliers in Public Places are NOT RECOMMENDED for any situation where there is vulnerability. You are advertising the fact that you may be prey for any sort of scam or fraud. Forget criminal background checks etc. They are expensive and only expose those who have already been caught not those just starting out. Start with credible Home Care or Human Resource agencies. They do the background checks and also provide liability insurance (what if the person you hire is injured in your home--who pays the hospital bill?)
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You could try Craig's List.
Make sure to do a criminal background check on the person you plan to hire.
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I think it's a good idea myself Several times I have put ads up in the grocery and have had prettygood luck.

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