Coronavirus Restrictions Could Limit Your Caregiver's Movement
An Employment Verification Letter From You May Help Them Travel To Work
As governments around the nation announce travel restrictions, curfews, and other lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, you’ll want to take immediate steps to ensure your private home health aide is not barred from traveling to work.
Under some of the latest restrictions due to Covid-19, people can travel during curfews for a very limited number of reasons -- such as work, medical needs, or emergencies. However, when a home health aide has been hired privately by a family or individual needing care at home, they typically do not have a means of showing proof of employment.
While there is no guarantee that an employment letter will assure your aide will be permitted to travel during restrictions, it is advisable to have your in-home care provider keep the following documents with them at all times:
- Government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
- Copy or photo of home care license or other certification, including Home Health Aide license, Nursing Aide or Assistant certificate, and Medical Assistant license.
- Employment verification. It is unlikely you have ever had the need to provide a letter of employment to your private aide. To receive a copy of LeanOnWe’s employment letter template for private home aides, please fill out the form on this page. Once received, download the letter and fill it out. Then, send it to your caregiver via text or email so they will have it on their phone at all times. Once that is done, it’s a good idea to hand them a hard copy or send a copy in the mail so they can keep that with them as well.