Grandma Joan’s may be able to help though.
First Scenario $11,000 per month for 24/6 coverage
If you require the live-in to be in the home and or on-call during their sleep shift, then you must pay them for that time. Paying them privately at minimum wage, a 24/6 day live-in will cost you $11,000 a month, based on the state’s min wage. That includes all of your payroll taxes, workers comp insurance, and even the payroll service. That’s a lot of money, but still, 9k less than an agency.
Second Scenario $7,800 a month for 16/6 coverage
If your situation allows for the caregiver to be truly off during the night, then why pay for 24 hrs when you only really need 16 hrs?
If that’s the case, then a 16 hr caregiver in most areas of CA will cost you $300 per day. 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 $500 a year for 100% liability protection and total peace of mind.
For the second scenario, it is suggested that CA families should set forth specific policies in the employee contract that confirms the caregiver 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.