California Live-in 
vs 24 hr care
Grandma Joan's Award Winning Live-in Care Company

​​Pay 50% Less 

Our California clients pay an average of 50% less for a live-in caregiver 
vs using a local home care agency for unneeded 24 hr care. 

Compare Grandma Joan to a CA Home-Care Agency

Monthly Savings
GJ one- time fee ​$3,250
Caregiver monthly earnings
and payroll fees
​$7,650
Home Care Agency
recurring  fee
​$7,500
Caregiver Earnings
$7,500
Monthly Savings
Caregiver monthly earnings and payroll fees
​$7,650
Home Care Agency
recurring  fee
​$7,500
Caregiver Earnings
$7,500
Home Care Agency
recurring  fee
​$3,750
Caregiver Earnings
​$4,500
70%
Our one- time fee
Caregiver Earnings
70%
70%
95%
GJ
$26,200
Agency
$45,000
GJ
$45,900
Agency
$90,000
3 Months of Service
​Save $18,800 + Get a Premium Live-in
6 Months of Service
​Save $44,100 + Get a Premium Live-in
Our one- time fee
Caregiver Earnings
70%
70%
95%
Monthly Savings
Caregiver monthly earnings and payroll fees
​$7,650
Home Care Agency
recurring  fee
​$7,500
Caregiver Earnings
$7,500
Home Care Agency
recurring  fee
​$3,750
Caregiver Earnings
​$4,500
70%
Monthly Savings
Caregiver monthly earnings and payroll fees
​$7,650
Home Care Agency
recurring  fee
​$7,500
Caregiver Earnings
$7,500
Home Care Agency
recurring  fee
​$3,750
Caregiver Earnings
​$4,500
70%
Our one- time fee
Our one- time fee
Caregiver Earnings
Caregiver Earnings
70%
95%
70%
95%
Agency
$180,000
GJ
$66,150
Agency
$135,000
GJ
$91,800
9 Months of Service
​Save $68,850 + Get a Premium Live-in
12 Months of Service
​Save $88,200 + Get a Premium Live-in

Why has California become one of the 2 most expensive states for non- medical custodial care at home?
 

Good question. 

Home care agencies have stopped providing live-in care services in California due to some scary changes to labor laws in the last few years.  In laymans terms, the CA courts ruled that if a live-in was required to stay in the clients home during their unpaid sleep shift , then even though they were sleeping, they would need to be paid for that time. CA is the only state in the nation with this ruling and it overrides the Federal rules on domestic live-ins which say that they dont need to be paid for their sleep shift. 

So what happened is home care agencies were forced to pay multiple caregivers, each working 8-12 hour shifts for the full 24 hrs EVEN when the coverage was not needed, instead of the normal 16 hour live-ins work. Add to that CA has become one of the highest min wage states in the country, and its "Domestic Workers Bill of Rights" and what you wind up with is the perfect storm. 

High min wages + 30% more paid hours each day + unique domestic worker OT laws = The most expensive state in the nation to grow old in... or atleast age in place at home. Instead of $200-$250 a day, the same coverage in CA now costs $500-$600 a day when going through a home care agency. 



Is There A Solution?

Grandma Joan's may be able to help though. If your situation allows for the live in to be truly off during their unpaid sleepshift , then we can help save you a boat load of money. Why pay for 24 hrs when you only really need 16 hrs?  

We can help you find and hire caregivers who only want postions where they can sleep over, as they may live far away and driving back and forth every night and morning to their own homes would be a burden.

If thats the case, then a live-in caregiver in most areas of CA will cost you $255 per day and can work monthly (up to 6 days a week) for that rate. Some exceptions apply. That rate includes all required CA payroll taxes, and our partner payroll service to handle all your payroll obligations for you. You can also get CA Workers comp insurance for under $300 a year for 100% liability protection and total peace of mind.

It is suggested that CA families should set forth specific policies in the employee contract  that confirms the live-in is not on call, has no duties after their shift ends, and has the freedom to come and go as they please during any unpaid hours. 

Call us at 888-250-2631 between 6am-4pm PST  for more details.     

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