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By Cooperative Care on August 09, 2023

Caregiver transportation: How we cover mileage reimbursement

Covering caregiver transportation and mileage reimbursement.

Mileage reimbursement is a common question for caregivers interested in working at Cooperative Care. Yes, we provide mileage reimbursement to our caregivers! We value our caregivers and want to contribute to the wear and tear on their vehicles, gas expense, and time spent in travel during their work hours.

Mileage Reimbursement: Fair Compensation for Travel

At our home care cooperative, we understand that caregivers may need to travel between multiple clients during their workday. To ensure fair compensation for your travel expenses, we offer mileage reimbursement for the distances traveled between clients. This policy allows you to be fairly compensated for the time and resources dedicated to providing quality care.

It's important to note that mileage reimbursement does cover travel from your home to the first client's home, to the next client and everywhere in between until you arrive back to your home. Travel time is paid in between client's homes but is not paid from your home to a client's home, or from a client's home to your home.

How Mileage Reimbursement Works

Mileage reimbursement at Cooperative Care is tracked and calculated through a systematic process to ensure accuracy and transparency. When caregivers travel between clients, they are not required to document the start and ending odometer reading for each trip. This information is recorded in Company Mileage. We only require you to document any places you may travel running errands for clients. That information would be documented and be turned in with your time sheet, on a semi-monthly basis. Admin reviews the logs, verifies the accuracy of the information provided, and calculates the reimbursement based on the approved mileage rate. The calculated reimbursement amount is then included in the caregiver's paycheck, ensuring that caregivers are fairly compensated for the distances traveled while delivering exceptional care to our clients.

  • Fair Compensation: Our mileage reimbursement policy ensures that you are fairly compensated for the distances traveled between clients. We value your time and resources, acknowledging the effort and dedication you put into providing exceptional care.
  • Cost Savings: Mileage reimbursement and paid travel time offers significant cost savings. Receiving reimbursement for your travel expenses reduces the financial burden of using your personal vehicle.
  • Convenience and Accessibility: By offering mileage reimbursement, we prioritize your convenience and accessibility. 

We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive environment for our caregivers. By offering mileage reimbursement and paid travel time, we aim to alleviate the financial burden associated with travel between clients and enhance transportation options.

Published by Cooperative Care August 9, 2023
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