Hiring a Special Needs Caregiver

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Tips for finding a special needs caregiver for your family.
If you could build the perfect caregiver from scratch, what personality traits would you include? We talked to people all over the country to find out what characteristics they consider the most important...
Ask any parent and he or she will tell you that finding a great babysitter isn't easy, exacerbated only by the fact that there's no replacing Mom and Dad. And when you add the variable of a child...
You're stuck. You need someone reliable to watch your kids, walk your dog, clean your house, etc., and have been bombarded with responses from potential caregivers. Or worse, you haven't gotten...
Care.com strives to give you powerful tools that can help you to make the best hiring decision possible. Whether you're searching for a nanny, babysitter, pet sitter, housekeeper, senior care provider,...
Yes, you love your nanny, your housekeeper, your pet sitter and the other caregivers in your life. But do you pay them a fair wage? "Just as you are compensated for the work you do in your profession,...
Before hiring a nanny, babysitter, senior care aide, pet sitter, housekeeper, etc. and inviting them into your home, you need to run a background check. This step helps keep you and your family safe and...
The hiring process is no joke. Whether it's finding someone to look after your aging loved one full time or taking your canine companion for a walk, there are many things to consider when you're welcoming...
Before you hire a new nanny, babysitter, senior care aide, housekeeper or other type of caregiver, you want to be confident that the fit is going to be a good one. One way to help: arrange a trial run....
When Kathy S. of Roanoke, Va. reviewed her child's favorite tutor, she had only one thing in mind: "I wanted everyone to know that I would highly recommend her." She also knew that a review...
We understand that safety comes first. How can you make sure you've found the best person for the job? Beyond the interview, make sure to request a background check on a potential hire. Background checks...
Does your family have a safety plan? And how do you keep it up to date for your babysitter, nanny, or au pair? This re-useable, just-in-case checklist for special needs caregivers will help your family keep track of emergency contacts, procedures, and health concerns when your loved ones are under some else's watchful eye.
At Care.com we know that the process of finding the perfect nanny or nanny job can be a little overwhelming, so we want to make it as simple for you as possible. As more and more people turn to our site...
You're busy all year long and sometimes little things slip through the cracks, like finding summer vacation child care or hiring a tutor. How do you know when to do what? Here is a schedule of the...
inding a caregiver for any child is a big deal; finding a caregiver for a child with special needs can be an ordeal. I know this from experience: I have a son with cerebral palsy, and I'm a working mom. Over the years, I've had to hire a variety of babysitters and caregivers.
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