Checking Background Checks

Background checks come in many shapes and sizes. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) allows for convictions to be reviewed for the last 7 years but some states have passed their own laws which may alter this if an individual will be working with children or seniors....

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Veteran's Caregiver Benefit

Veterans often are not aware of the "Aid & Attendance" Benefit which provides a Caregiver to assist them in their home with Activities of Daily Living. A Medical Doctor must provide approval based on care needs and the Veteran may not have more than $80,000.00 in assets, excluding their homes and cars, to qualify. ...

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Seniors and Driving: Wishing to Drive Ms. Daisy

It is never pleasant to think about discussing a parent or grandparent's driving capabilities with them. The alternative - an accident which could harm them or someone else - is also not pleasant. The Federal Highway Administration reports that older drivers experience more motor vehicle fatalities than any other driving group, with the exception of drivers under age 20....

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Gas: The New Affordable Luxury

With foreign and domestic problems causing gas prices to rise to an all-time high, have you considered how the extra money at the pump effects caregivers? The average caregiver salary is $9.00 per hour, which means to and from work each day could easily cost them an hour’s pay in gas. ...

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