These Checklist requirements are especially valuable when no family members live close enough to monitor the care. By having these standards in place, if the Care Partner suffers an accident while working in the senior’s home, their injuries and care are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance. Active supervision of Care Partners allows the agency to professionally work through any performance issues. A 24-hour On-Call service allows for last-minute schedule changes and back-up Care Partners to be scheduled, when necessary. Training programs provide Care Partners with guidelines to follow for performing quality care duties.
In addition, the Care Partner is protected by Unemployment Insurance if they are not staffed between assignments and meet the necessary qualifications. Care Partners also have the guarantee of receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits when they retire because they have paid into these programs as an employee of the agency.