NL or Private Care?

NL or Private Care?

We're often asked, "What are the differences between Northern Lights and private duty care?" 

There are a few answers to that question. In an age where many folks are faced with a tough financial decision as to how to manage their loved one's care, either at home or in a skilled or assisted living facility, it isn't surprising that some opt for private duty care. What people don't always know is that choosing a private duty individual can be costly. 

Consider the following:

  • Taxes - as an employer, you are required to pay social security, unemployment insurance and payroll taxes. 
  • Liability - what happens if your provider is injured on the job at your home? 
  • Backup - should your private duty care provider become ill, who will care for your loved one? 
  • Abuse/Neglect - who is supervising your care provider? Is your caregiver really qualified?

When you’re a client of Northern Lights, we take these worries off of your shoulders. Our employees are screened, insured and undergo background checks. We offer a team of caregivers to help ensure that coverage is always available. Our supervising team members monitor each patient’s progress and provide regular assessments to ensure quality care.