Answers To Your Questions
Federal payroll taxes. If a client hires someone from other than a full-service agency, the client becomes the employer of record with responsibilities for:
These responsibilities, if not handled properly, can create tax or legal obligations for clients or their estates. If you are told the caregiver is self- employed, you may still be held responsible for these liabilities.
Have at least six months experience and many have been state certified
Must pass a skills competency test in English.
Are thoroughly oriented to Pathways’ high standards.
Are given instruction in the special needs of people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and hospice patients.
Receive ongoing education and training.
Include bilingual employees fluent in 18 languages and sign language.
Every Pathways caregiver is screened. We ensure:
Extensive background and driving record checks.
Employer and personal reference checks.
Verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.
Department of Justice fingerprinting.
Physical exams, including tests for tuberculosis.
all accidents and covered by Worker’s Compensation. At Pathways, we protect the client and their assets.
An analysis of what services the client needs to remain safely at home.
A 12-point comprehensive home safety evaluation.
Development of an individualized plan that will meet the specific needs of the client.
During this evaluation we work with the client and family to arrive at the best plan of care for their situation. Our goal is to develop the most cost effective plan that will meet the client’s needs. We have set rates, and will never tell you a rate on the phone and then increase it upon our visit with “add-ons”.
Personal Care – Bathing / Dressing, Hygiene, Transfers, and Ambulation
Homemakers / Companions
Caregivers trained in the care of chronic progressive diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Caregivers trained to care for hospice patients
Transportation for shopping, doctor’s visits or other needs
How do I know how much care I need?
Pathways will help you determine how many hours of care the client needs per day or week in order to exactly meet your needs, and will adapt to changes in the client’s condition as needed.
our clients for these important evaluation visits. Private Duty clients and their families know that their needs are being safely met, and that the client’s condition is continually monitored and the care plan updated.
professionals and community leaders in 1977. They saw the growing need for services in the setting most conducive to wellbeing—the home. Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways brings a wealth of experience, confidence and compassion to the clients and families we serve.