When it comes to hiring a caregiver, a common thought is that it would be easier to hire someone you know. Why? To start off you trust them in your home. While this makes sense, there are several reasons why you shouldn't do this.
One is that if the caregiver is hurt on your property you could be liable for their expenses. You are their employer which makes you responsible for their injuries if they happen.
Even though a private caregiver may say that their background is clear do you really know that it has been verified nationwide? When hiring a caregiver through an agency like Home By Choice, you are guaranteed to have a caregiver with a clear background.
Who will pay tax obligations? The private caregiver may say that they are filing but again you are their employer and should be giving them a 1099 at the end of the year.