Care From the Heart – Arizona’s Trusted Source for Sun City Caregivers
Northwest Valley, Phoenix & Sun City At Home Caregivers
When looking for home care and caregivers in Sun City, Surprise, El Mirage, Peoria & Phoenix Arizona, Care from the Heart understands receiving quality personal care is a top priority. Caring for a loved one at home can be physically and emotionally tiring, and can present real challenges – some that require the help of a qualified, outside source. Thankfully, you do not have to do it alone. Care from the Heart has provided thousands of families with quality care and support for their loved ones.
Some common services we can help with include:
Visit our In-home Care Services page for more information.
When you need customized, in-home care for a loved one or yourself, you can call us with confidence because we have more than 30 years of experience with Sun City caregivers and home care. Our caring, attentive staff is on call 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist you. From two hours at a time to 24 hours a day, we’re available to meet your individual needs — and we never charge extra for nights or weekends.
Caregivers in Phoenix & Sun City– Personalized, Affordable & Compassionate Care
As your primary provider of personal care services, or as a supplement to your existing care providers, Care from the Heart delivers the highest quality home care in Sun City and the Northwest Valley at affordable prices. Nowhere in the Northwest Valley will you find this kind of friendly, compassionate care with a personal touch, for Sun City caregivers.
Combine this with the flexibility of individualized Care Plans and more than 29 years of serving residents in the Northwest Valley & Sun City, home care with heart is our specialty. Enjoy peace of mind both you and your loved ones will have knowing you’re in capable hands with Care from the Heart.
Your Trusted Source for Sun City Caregivers
A federal appeals court judge ruled in August that home care agencies must now follow the same overtime laws that most every other company has.
It was previously referred to as the Companion Care Exemption and it has been in place since 1974. The idea was that someone hiring a companion to make sure an elderly loved one was safe at home shouldn’t have to be burdened with the additional costs of overtime.
As more and more home care agencies opened, the exemption was extended to them, as they essentially were still in the role of care provider and the client family was still in the role of paying to care for a loved one.
This law has been tested and challenged numerous times over the last 40 years, but had always survived those challenges until now.
The idea behind the elimination of the exemption was said to be elevating the suppressed wages of the caregivers.
According to an article on Think Progress, “1/3 of caregivers surveyed in New York City made less than $15,000 per year and nearly 40% relied on public benefits to get by.”
Many caregivers work twenty or more hours of overtime per week, essentially meaning they would get paid for 70 hours when they work 60 hours under the new overtime law. This represents a 17% increase in the caregiver pay if the overtime were permitted.
For approximately 95% of the caregivers working for agencies, it will mean they will no longer be able to work 60 hours, but instead be limited to 40 hours. This represents a 33% reduction in their pay, and ultimately means the caregiver will look to another company to regain the 20 hours they lost.
Some companies might talk to clients most impacted by this change and offer them the opportunity to pay for the increased cost of keeping the same caregiver.
Some companies will try to offset the lost wages resulting from fewer hours by raising the base wage for caregivers impacted by the law change.
If you have questions about this change in the overtime laws, contact us at Care from the Heart. If you are a caregiver looking for extra hours, you can find our employment application by clicking here.
Nobody loves a “yes man”.
Your best friends are the ones who will tell you the truth because it’s what you need to hear instead of telling you what you want to hear. We’ve all seen stories lately of celebrities who really could have used a few more people around them to tell them the simple word no.
Sometimes, when you are looking for the right home care agency, you need to hear the word no as well. (more…)
Everyone’s looking for a deal. We clip coupons, sign up for online specials, search for promo codes for online orders, etc. But when it comes to selecting a company to provide in home care for a loved one, cost has to be measured as only one of several key factors.
It’s always recommended to talk with a handful of service providers for any work you are looking to have done, but especially with in home care. All companies should provide a free consultation with no obligation. Meet with them, and have a list of questions that you can ask all of them, so your comparison is consistent. Some companies will offer a checklist of critical questions you can ask the companies you interview. (more…)