After you hire a private caregiver what comes next?
Congratulations, your caregiver is now selected and hired by you. Now it is time to communicate with your new caregiver that you require a caregiver employment agreement to be put in place before the first shift begins. The caregiver employment agreement states in writing the days of the week you need the caregiver to work, the amount of hours you need per shift, wage/flat rate/salary, and anything additional that was agreed upon during the caregiver interview.
Any and all concerns should be brought up at this point such as; holidays, vacations, sick days, and personal days. You should be clear about your policy for absences or lateness. Discuss with your caregiver the sufficient amount of time to be notified if either of you need to cancel a visit.
It is strongly recommended that you have a caregiver employment agreement in writing signed by you and the caregiver. This contract should be completed based on what both parties agree to, and sign it before your caregivers first shift.