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What Happens To My Dog?

Dogs are lovable creatures whose companionship with their owner is highly valuable. The owner in return spends time tending to their every need. As time goes by, the owner, in this case, your parents may not be able to feed them, bathe them, or take them out for a walk as they used to do. 

Moreover, your parents may have bought the dog to keep them company in their old age. Due to an illness, injury, or condition, your parents may need a caregiver to care for them, but what happens to the dog then?

Find a Caregiver that’s an Animal Lover

Telling your parents that they cannot keep their beloved pet due to their caregiver’s inability to provide for it is truly heartbreaking. A pet is an important part of people’s life, especially as the pet grows older with the people they live with. Picking a caregiver over a pet is a difficult thing to do. Therefore, you should be in search for a caregiver that shares the love for animals, as your elderly parents do. 

Inform the Agency of Your Requirements

Upon contacting an agency, tell them about your requirements and the number of pets your parents have. The agency will do their best in pairing your parents with a caregiver who can provide for both. Caregivers can take the dogs for a walk, spend time with them, feed them and groom them. They will look after pets with as much care as your parents used to. 

Caring for your parents does come first, but that doesn’t mean neglecting care for the pet. Their pet means the world to them and parting with it is an unthinkable thought. 

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At Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, “We pledge our allegiance to you.” We provide your loved ones with services custom designed to fit their individual needs. Our trained caregivers fully comprehend the condition and personality of the patient, providing them options to choose from various activities that include going on short walks, reading to them, and accompanying them to the store. 

If you are interested in hiring an aide for your mother or father, you can call us right away for a consultation. Click here to sign up for our free Newsletter and receive an exclusive report on “Suggestions for Successful Home Care Placement.” We look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!

What Is The Most Important Question When Choosing An Agency?

How trained is the caregiver? What services does the agency provide? Do the caregivers belong to an agency or are they independent contractors? These are just some of the questions that loom over the decision-makers head when deciding on an agency. However, the most important question that you need to address right off the bat is whether they are independent contractors or direct employees. The question has more weight than you can imagine, as it can really affect the outcome of a good caregiver.

What are Independent Contractors?

Independent contractors are volunteers that assist the elderly by caring for them in their time of need. The elderly are at an age where they are only able to do limited number of things by themselves. To help them get back on their feet, most adult children hire caregivers to assist them. 

However, choosing independent contractors only puts more strain on the elderly, as they become responsible for them. Your parents become accountable for paying an independent caregiver’s payroll taxes, which is something many fail to disclose at first. Furthermore, finding a trained caregiver is difficult; and you may not know the qualities to look for or to avoid. For these reasons, as well as many others, it is better to go with an agency instead.

What are Direct Employees?

When you hire a caregiver from an agency, rest assured that your parents will be in good hands. Professional care-giving agencies conduct a thorough check on the aides they hire. After hiring them, the agency furthers their training and prepares them to take care of your parents. 

On top of that, agencies provide their employees with full coverage, which includes unemployment benefits, general liability, worker’s compensation, and malpractice insurance. Your parents will have a sense of inner peace when being looked after by a caregiver who is employed by an agency. 

If you are looking for a caregiver for your parents, call us, as we perform systematic background checks, provide additional training, and make sure that you are not liable to pay for employee coverage. 

Contact Us

At Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, “We pledge our allegiance to you.” We provide your loved ones with services custom designed to fit their individual needs. Our trained caregivers fully comprehend the condition and personality of the patient, providing them options to choose from various activities that include going on short walks, reading to them, and accompanying them when they leave the safety of their home. 

If you are interested in hiring an aide for your mother or father, you can call us right away for a consultation. Sign up for our free Newsletter and receive an exclusive report on “Suggestions for Successful Home Care Placement.” We look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!