Gravity Care keeps up to date on the latest laws and reforms in the home care industry. We ensure that our care partners are certified and meet the community requirements so we can work together towards a better future.
Gravity Care is not a traditional home care agency. We don’t refer caregivers — we register background checked caregivers and provide them quality training.
Licensing for Traditional Home Care Agencies
In the past couple of years, the State of California passed a law that affects clients who use home care services, the workers who provide them, and the companies that hire those workers. This law, like many other passed in states across the country, requires licensing for companies providing home care services. It states that all home care aides hired must have a background check and be registered by the state.
While this law was put in place to protect home care patients and their families, there are several exceptions. Gravity Care is not like most home care service providers. We are not a referral agency or a traditional home care agency. Because we are not a normal home care agency, we do not fall under the jurisdiction of home care laws like the one mentioned above.
Our Commitment to Keeping the Gravity Care Community Safe
Even though Gravity Care does not need State Licensing to operate responsibly, we still go beyond community safety measures to ensure that every aspect of our business, from care partners to patients, are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
What we do to keep our community safe:
- Mandatory background checks
- Mandatory care provider liability insurance
- We hire trained and certified Caregivers
- Offer affordable tier level training to our educational partners
When it comes to safety at Gravity Care, it’s our number one priority. With our basic training, any registered caregiver or care family can buy an affordable training package and complete our tier level programs on their mobile devices. All of our training is created to meet individual state law requirements.
Because of the extra steps, we take to look out for our Care Partners, our Care Family vulnerability is minimized.
Our approach is not just protecting Care Family, but the Care Providers also, how they been employed and let go what Care Family Wish and commanded by Caregiver employer.
Why Gravity Care is NOT a Referral Agency for Home Care Services
Gravity Care is the best of both worlds — caregivers receive the security and safety they need while also having the flexibility and autonomy they crave. Unlike a referral agency for home care services, Gravity Care offers great advantages to caregivers like complete control over your compensation and schedule.
Here are a few things that set Gravity Care apart from the traditional home care service business model:
Our Care Families and Caregivers interact and learn about each other before they commit to providing services. There is no referral fee involved, only a commitment fee every time our Care Family engages in new commitments.
In addition, all of our Caregivers are required to purchase Liability Insurance from our home care liability Insurance partner. We verify and check their renewal on a regular basis with our in-app technology.
Each party is able to acknowledge their compensation value. We respect caregivers freedom to make their own decisions and allow the market to decide the right price for the service. Gravity Care plans to introduce our guide for finding the right price that benefits both parties to make things easy for caregivers.
Compensation is just one great factor for both parties — feeling connected and benefiting from finding your perfect match matters too.
Lower Employee Turnover Rate:
Gravity Care is not worried about Caregiver turnover because we have developed multiple incentives to keep our Caregivers happy. We encourage caregivers to give Gravity Care a try and discover what they’ve been missing from traditional home care service models. At Gravity Care, we pride ourselves on creating an environment for our caregivers that give them the resources they need while providing a place to find continuous and rewarding employment.
Vacation and breaks matter to our community, which is why we’ve built technology features that make taking time off a breeze. With the swipe of your finger, you can decide if you want to report to Care Family booking request or just stay on a beach for few days.
Each community member has the ability to set their personal preferences to reflect what schedules, times, and settings they prefer. With an optimized preference list and a well-balanced marketing, flexible employment shouldn’t be hard to find.
Gravity Care is shifting away from the traditional Caregiver compensation service pay after services are delivered. This means that our management process is going to be a lot easier than before. Our affiliate integration partners hold funds from by Care family with their consent, manage disputes, inspection, settlements, and release of payments on a frequent milestone basis driven by our well-thought approach to what our community needs now (no frauds, no late payments, but effective cancellation policy).
This innovative managing system gives our caregivers convenience and good night’s sleep- nonpayment is missed. Our easy to use management systems are available to community members.
A Wide Range of Locations:
Our community members can have fun and travel, so if you decide to take a spontaneous trip to Disney World, there’s nothing stopping you! Our locations reach over 300 cities in America, so it’s easy to find a local service near you with our tap and go technology.
CarePartners Pay Their Own Taxes:
Our Care Partners are coached by our Tax partners for managing and filing their taxes. They are covered when they make money and when they show what they earned.
Reference & Qualifications Checks:
We believe in transparency at Gravity Care, which is why we require our Caregivers to do a background check. Honest reviews and feedback given by both caregivers and care families help our community understand how conflicts are handled on an objective basis while maintaining a fair judgement system.
Written by Gravity Care
August 12, 2017