Hire a Household Employee
Using A Home Care Agency vs. Hiring a "Direct' Household Employee

We realize that your budget may not allow you to hire a home care agency like Hestia Care Services to care for your family's needs. Therefore, we have designed a program to fit your budget! Our Direct Hire Program helps families find, screen, pre-qualify, and background-check qualified caregiver candidates that can be hired directly by the family as "Household Employees."

Please contact us today to learn more about this program that can help your family avoid the pitfalls of hiring an "Independent Contractor" on your own as noted in the table below.


Key AttributesHome Care AgencyDirect Household Personal Attendant
Caregiver backup for emergencies We are ready and able to fill the need with one phone call. None
Bonding, liability & workers comp. insurance Our staff are bonded and insured, giving you peace of mind that if the caregivers hurt themselves in your home they would not sue your homeowner’s insurance policy. We will consult you on how to get workers compensation and liability insurance at a reasonable cost.
Quality control & supervision of home care staff All cases are carefully monitored and supervised by our Geriatric Case Managers and our management team; Unscheduled periodic visits; Family members kept informed on a regular basis. The family monitors the care attendant.
Continuing caregiver training We provide continuing mandatory in-service caregiver training. Care attendant is responsible for their own training.
Payroll, taxes, and IRS We assume responsibility. We will assist you with getting your payroll set up with a reputable company – at a reasonable cost.
Criminal background and reference checks Our employees are carefully screened at the time of hire with several layers of thorough background checks. We perform extensive screening and background checks of each care attendant we could place with you as a direct-hire employee.
Flexibility of home care services Your home care service requirements will rarely stay the same. If the skill level or amount of care that you require increases or decreases, we can accommodate your needs. You choose the care attendant that best matches your needs from our extensive list of qualified individuals.
Experience Our caregivers have been delivering quality home care to satisfied clients for an average of over seven years. You choose the care attendant that best matches your needs from our extensive list of qualified individuals.
General Availability We can provide home care services to you and your family 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your caregiver is available on weekends and holidays. One person means limited days and hours. You are responsible for staffing a replacement for sudden sickness, time off, emergencies & vacations. Employment transitions mean you will need to get another care attendant.