Caregivers can indicate on their profile payment preferences. This not only includes types of payment they are willing to accept (credit card, direct deposit, check and or cash), but also indicates if they are willing to allow tax withholding. Those preferences should make their payment choice rather clear, but only... more
Of course! Care.com even has options for background checks. While these are good, they are limited however in that they will only show if there was prior problems. Ask for a background check, but also request references. When talking to those references be cautious that they are not just... more
Unfortunately getting help is expensive. Plus in spite of interviews, you never know if the care provided is comparable to what you provide. A good caregiver can actually give you tips and through experience might actually provide a better form of care. Fortunately you don't need to jump in... more
Sadly for the same reason the people needing help fail to be there when they have an appointment or fail to answer emails. There are a lot of unprofessional people out there. The only benefit is realizing you obviously did not want them in your life in the first place.
Hello Home care can be quite expensive. However if you do the math, $22,000 a month for 24/7 care (1 person at a time) comes out to an hourly rate just over $30 an hour. Private caregivers on this site typically charge from $10 to $25 an hour... more
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