Finding affordable Senior Home Care involves more that finding the lowest caregiver rate. In Arizona, some companies strive to be more affordable by offering clients more value, while others exploit a corporate employment tax and insurance loop hole.
Independent Contractor Agencies profit by avoiding standard employer costs through placing independent contractors (ICs) in your home. Even though, their ICs sign agreements that they are not employees, these contracts will be nullified if the facts present otherwise. Often, these companies will ask you to interview their caregivers. When you hire a specific caregiver, this strenghtens their claim that you are the caregiver’s employer. If you are declared the legal employer, then you could be responsible for taxes and on the job injury claims.