Paying a Caregiver: Payroll & Household Employment Software

There are any number of factors that can come into play when paying a caregiver for home health care. Very different wage expectations exist for basic home health aides and licensed nursing professionals. There’s a big cost difference between as-needed, all-day, round-the-clock, and live-in care services. Then, there’s also a wide range of personal factors. Maybe the person doesn’t speak English especially well and must narrow their job applicants to those who speak Spanish. Maybe the person has limited mobility and needs a stronger, able-bodied attendant at all times. Maybe the person has specialized health needs that require some kind of skilled nursing care.

You’ll also have to choose between an agency-based caregiving service and private caregivers. Practically speaking, the difference is the amount of control you’ll have over the care standards and employee policies. To work toward a standardized level of care, agencies implement rigid training protocols as well as certain expectations of their clients and their families. With private caregivers, you can collaborate on a set of practices and weekly schedule that’s adapted to your individualized needs. Likewise, paying a caregiver is a very different thing when it’s done through an agency or through your own household.

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Employer Status

Frequently, households and family members get together and determine that more personalized control over the hired care services would be great…But are they really ready to deal with the hassles that comes with hiring and paying a caregiver as an employer? Too often, an initial enthusiasm for private care can wane with a full understanding of these logistics. But it doesn’t have to. Not with Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS).

Our software solutions are designed with the kind of user-friendly performance that can be effectively leveraged by the typical head of household and/or their personal accountant. How do we do it? It all starts with our W-2/1099 Forms Filer. This platform software offers an intuitive, menu-driven interface, essential data management capabilities to prepare form information, and sophisticated module-based features.

Get Custom Support when Paying a Caregiver

In other words, we make it incredibly easy to learn our software, but we also allow you to pick and choose what type of support features you’re interested in. In other words, maybe you’re looking for simple software support for your Sch H Form 1040, as well as a handful of other basic employment filing forms. If so, don’t miss our Forms Filer Plus module. Perhaps you’re looking for a more comprehensive payroll and paycheck solution, or maybe you’ve been paying a caregiver as a household employer for some number of months and now need to scramble to catch up with after-the-fact payroll. AMS Payroll is your answer. You can also build a comprehensive software filing system with our E-File and Software Generated Forms product solutions.

If you want to see our accounting software in action, download our free demo. Still have questions? Give our Sales and Information team a call at (800) 536-1099. Check out our entire catalogue, and know that you can buy our software directly online whenever you’re ready.

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Software Solutions from AMS

Our W-2 and 1099 Forms Filer is our only required platform. From there, users pick the services they need. Choose from the tools below to build out your customized accounting software.