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What is a good rate for a senior caregiver.

I have over ten years experience as a caregiver. I. Have been charging $20 hr. And I am considering $25. With all the newbies starting @ $15 to $20. Thanks Caregiver for Seniors

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Misty in Columbus, OH
Feb. 17, 2019

I firmly believe ur pay should go according to experience.

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Between 15 and 20 dollars an hour depending on how much care is needed.

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Kim in Beloit, WI
Feb. 17, 2019

Many seniors and their families are functioning on a limited income. If you try to charge more than $20 per hour, you just might price yourself out of the market.

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Home Health Agencies charge about $20/hr. I find that most families consider that too high, especially if you are only providing companionship services. To be fair, starting pay should be between $10 - $15/hr regardless of level of experience. Most families believe that to be more in line with what they expect. Now, I do charge more if there is more personal care/hands on and also if it is for a couple instead of one person.

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$20.00 an hr

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Amber in Lincoln, CA
Feb. 17, 2019

I would say it depends on their experience and education. Ive been caring for Seniors for 6 years and just graduated nursing school so I would say low end $15 and high end $25

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I would say around 20 -25 dollars an hour is reasonable

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Kelley in Concord, NC
Feb. 17, 2019

I think it depends on the level of care you are looking for. Do you want a companion or a care provider who can bathe, feed, transport to appointments, etc. For a companion, $10-$15 an hour would likely be a good range. For a "hands-on" provider $15-$25 an hour would be good. Decide what you're looking for and set a range. Hope this helps and good luck!

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I'M ASKING $25 PER HOUR.

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15 dollars an hour

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Hello, I have been a Caregiver and used to own an RCFE, the good rate for the experienced as a caregiver is...It depends on how much and what type of work will be done with clients. Weather a live-in, part time or full time. It is very important to assess the client needs base on her/his health conditions, needs and as well as the location to travel. For a newbies, there are many options to considered; if she's a nursing students or has an health care with knowledge and skills in taking cared of people, I would say between $15 and over. With Caregiver that has been in the field for many years, again, depending on clients needs and length of experienced I would say between $25 and over. I hope this will be very helpful for you...Take care and God bless...Fren (Caregiver from Marin County, Bay Area and Monterey County).

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This is fair, because being responsible for a client s care,in addition driving them back and forth to doctors and other type of appointments it s a huge responsibility. the nursing home charge them 500 times more than what they pay the caregiver and they receive the best care, because at the nursing home 1 CNA has from 12 to 15 residents during an 8 hour shift in a good day. the care can never be the same. I think people at home should at least pay the caregivers more. It is a blessing to have one caregiver specifically for all your needs. where as others in nursing home and assisted living have to share 1 caregiver for every 15 to 20 residents. care givers should get paid from 20 and up/ hour. depends on the needs of the residents. love your care givers pay them well because every client would love to have their own caregiver if they could afford it. because to trust someone other than a family member to take care of you, cook for you, live with you and drive you back and forth to your appointments. it s a blessing

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$25 is not bad. Depending on what assistance each individual requires. If you are sitting around a lot, $15 is more like it. If you are lifting, assisting w bathing, preparing meals, transporting- etc- then, $25 is good.Anything in between that is being provided, charge $15-$25 accordingly.

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User in Marshall, VA
Feb. 4, 2019

20 PLUS IF CERIFIED AND EXPERIENCE

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Hello I , too have over 10 years as an experienced caregiver. I think rates tend to be multilevel in that some jobs require more care, special skills and creativity. If you start at the higher level of pay scales and are not receiving any responses, then I would plan to adjust my rates accordingly. Hope that helps. Good Luck!

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Beth in Peyton, CO
Feb. 2, 2019

depends on the task and care the individual is needing and driving distance for the care giver.

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Based upon the caregiver's experience and not based on age. Non- experience $12 an hour and depending on what the person has to do, Total care raise the price up to $15 an hour. Experience caregiver $18 an hour and if providing total care $23 an hour.

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I HAVE BEEN CHARGING 20 DOLLAR HR

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Debra in Dublin, VA
Feb. 2, 2019

Where do you reside? I think pay scales varies by state. Here, it begins at 10.00 and I have been doing this for 25 years.

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User in Mcallen, TX
Feb. 1, 2019

that is pretty high I've never known anyone paying that much

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Mary in New Hill, NC
Feb. 1, 2019

I feel that 15 to 20 dollars an hour is a good right.

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User in Salem, MA
Feb. 1, 2019

25 is what you should be charging.

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Yimerfi in Tampa, FL
Feb. 1, 2019

Between $18.00 to $30.00

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This depends on the state and area also you are in. and what the individual is looking to pay.

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User in Portland, ME
Jan. 31, 2019

I charge between 20 and 25

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What matters is what seniors can afford . Longevity in their home having enough to stay there and live is important.

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Ruby in Melbourne, FL
Jan. 29, 2019

20 to 25 hour

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I think you in the range

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Paul in Rockford, IL
Jan. 29, 2019

Depends on the billing rate for your area and how much quality of care you are looking for. Research on the web. Also visit www.alzheimershomehealth.com

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Well, I have 2 years experience on the job. I think it would be fair by charging $13-15 an hour or depending on the case.

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Robin in Wheeling, WV
Jan. 28, 2019

I have almost a year of elderly care giving and over 15 years with children. I have been being paid $15

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User in El Dorado, CA
Jan. 28, 2019

In my personal opinion you are probably worth the $25 an hour. It all depends on the job. If you are hands on then $25 should be fine but if you are just companion care $20 is sufficient. Also, it depends on the amount of driving and errands ran. Usually if you do 24hr care it is nice to give a set amount instead of hourly to give them a break.

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User in Ooltewah, TN
Jan. 27, 2019

$20+ is a good starting rate for someone with 10 years of experience but it also all depends on the "level" of experience and different areas that you are knowledgeable in.

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User in Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 27, 2019

My view is that whether its one year or 30 yrs exp. your work ethic and caring is what you can charge for. Sure, if you have degree's you SHOULD get pd more than not. But a good caregiver is one who really CARES....

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Brenda in Austin, TX
Jan. 27, 2019

the newbys are not getting $20 hr in austin.

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Laure in Edmonds, WA
Jan. 27, 2019

I think the rate should be somewhat related to what needs there are and how many hours a day. I have been making 15 to 25 depending on the customer's wishes.

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Carole in Jamaica, NY
Jan. 27, 2019

I'm over 20 years care giver, And Willing to get minimum wages and up!

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I am considering $25

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Monique in Chico, CA
Jan. 26, 2019

I think that is a fair rate. I have nine years of experience and expect to be paid 15-20. Some clients aren't willing to raise their rates so sometimes you may need to drop the bar to be able to be employed. Also things come into play like city,state, minimum wages and such and clients work around things like that as well.

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Alison in Daphne, AL
Jan. 26, 2019

I think that $20-$25 is very reasonable for Senior Care

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User in Garland, TX
Jan. 26, 2019

I believe this rate is fair for the experience you have and the dedication and value of being a great caregiver, insurance along with time dedicated along without the liability of health coverage, we all deserve a decent salary for being compassionate and delivering great care to others loved one.

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I have over 15 years experience as caregiver. Depending on needed times and requirements my normal charge is $15 to $18 per hour.

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I think $ 25 dollars is ok to me

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$15 to 20

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HOW TO CHANGE MY RATE OF PAY?

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Ana in Houston, TX
Jan. 25, 2019

for this particular patient is requesting meal preparations, which means cooking, and house cleaning, plus going out to run errands I would charge him between $18.00 and $22.00 per hour if the patient is bed bound.

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Miriam in Slidell, LA
Jan. 25, 2019

Senior caregiver? It is all depend on what the Family needing for you to do for there love one. I am a Senior caregiver for 21 years but, i stop working and i have not return back. So, you have to decide on what the Family expect out of you and go from there. Thanks, Miriam Pichon

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Miriam in Slidell, LA
Jan. 25, 2019

It is all depends on the duties and how far is the family house.

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Pamela in Danvers, MA
Jan. 25, 2019

no $25 is too much leave it at $20 untill your with the family for 6months then ask for raise

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20 Is reasonable, 25 depending on the amount of care needed.

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Jen in Biddeford, ME
Jan. 25, 2019

With my 26yrs experience I charge $20/$25 hrly. No less than $20

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whatever the client or family can afford to pay

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Yvonne in Kennedy, NY
Jan. 24, 2019

I have three years experience and charge $15.00 hr.

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David in Chenoa, IL
Jan. 24, 2019

With all the spam and frauds on this site I think you would be lucky to get a real response for 20$ and then after getting established with a job to Ask for a raise in pay to $25 due to additional services provided like driving to med appt., housework and etc.

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Com todos os iniciantes comecando 15 a 20

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User in Swansboro, NC
Jan. 24, 2019

The woman I was taking care of has pass away I am looking for work full time ,

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Shantel in Harrah, OK
Jan. 24, 2019

$25 dollars per hour seems fair because I have more than 10 years experience

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I have been getting $14 to $20 for the work the clients need done or want done plus you haft to drive your own car for errand, and Doctor visit, and nights shift to I am seriously considering $ 25 i am very experienced...some clients need and want a lot done for them in a short amount of time and during night shift is harder because you can not sleep especially when you haft to take the clients to bathroom and change clothes and may haft to change bed to it is worth the money, I think so...

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I have been 15 years as a home care giver, I have been charging $17.to $25 an hour. Thanks Caregivers,

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User in San Diego, CA
Jan. 23, 2019

IF YOU HAVE LOTS OF EXPERIENCE, DEPENDABLE, TRUSTWORTHLY, CAREING, PATIENT, KIND, $20 OR #25 A HOUR WOULD BE A GOOD PRICE. GOOD REFERENCES

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I would consider of the job included and what the expectations are, also id the person is a wanderer that would be a different rate. If you take all into consideration it is not a one price for one client. I hope this helps

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It is absolutely worth $25 an hour. It ishard work and requires a ton of patience, commitment, compassion and empathy.

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I charge between $20 and $25.00. I also do a lot during my time with them. I usually clean daily.

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Vergie in Smyrna, GA
Jan. 23, 2019

From $15 to $20 an hour depending upon what is required.

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I think 15-25 is a good rate..

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User in Denver, CO
Jan. 23, 2019

Dear Caregiver for Seniors - I think $20 to $25 an hour is right on target for someone with 10 years experience.. Also don't forget that Care.com suggests clients provide a W2 form for us at the end of the year. Care.com has a payroll service, Breedlove, who can be very helpful with payroll needs. I'm surprised that newbies start at $15 to 20. In our area, agencies usually hire newbies, and the pay is $10-12/hour, plus income taxes are paid and caregivers receive a W2 form at the end of the year for income taxes. Hope this helps. Emily.

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$20 is a good start it basically depends on bulk of work and the daily task you have to perform. When you're working independently one as to take into consideration that paying taxes is our responsibility and others charges like gas and other essentials.

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Barbara in Smyrna, GA
Jan. 22, 2019

I think $25 per hour is a very reasonable rate.

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I have charged $25/hour for a couple years now. It's a very fair rate for an experienced caregiver.

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I have experience in checking vital signs, with diabetic patients. I have worked in the medical field over 10 years as well as assisting in surgery. CPR trained. I have a mother that I. care for when my sister needs me to she is currently 86yrs. old, I have patience and compassion in watching over elderly people.

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A Caregiver should have flexible wages, based on the level of CAre the Client is in need of. I think that a $75.00 minimum for up to 3 hours is fair. And that if there is extreme medical care of any sort involved that the price should be higher. That being said I would say that the average is $20 to $25 an hour. The least amount is $18.00 an hour for a consistant 7-8 hour basic shift of companionship, meals and Hygiene

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Since $15 is really the going rate these days (minimum wage in city of LA and other cities), then definitely you should increase your per hour to $25 considering your years of experience. My minimum is $22/hour for companion care and massage therapy. depending on the # of hours contracted, plus bonuses/tips for the massage therapy (certified in geriatric). I'm also an LVN, so if I'm administering meds and doing more home health, my rate is $25-$30 Hope this helps. Jennifer

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I have over 15 years as an ICU nurse caring for senior patients in Florida. I am willing to start at $20 with consideration of a raise after 60 to 90 days to $25.

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I am currently charging $20 and up per hour depends on the case.

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Susan in Brooklyn, NY
Jan. 22, 2019

I think btw $17 and $25. per hour is fair depending on your duties

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Vea in Elk Grove, CA
Jan. 22, 2019

It depends how far you go and the type of work u do.With all the years n experiences you have u deserve what u ask for,but u have to prove it.

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$20 to $25 a hour

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You have put your offer ao whenever you want to hire me we will negociate the salary,

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It all depends on what you have to do with that client but anywhere between $12 and up

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I would say between 15 and 20 an hr

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User in Pinnacle, NC
Jan. 21, 2019

I have cared for seniors for 15 years part-time in a medical clinical environment (on a rare occasion since it was in a doctor's office) and professionally for the past 6 years in a home care environment. I believe the minimum of $15 per hour to $25 per hour is very fair.

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User in Tampa, FL
Jan. 21, 2019

You may charge what you will the question is if the client can afford it due to the economy it's always best to inform the client what you charge then ask what they can afford have a negotiable discussion.

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I have over fifteen years of experience as a caregiver. My rate is $20 an hour, depending on the care I can consider $17-$20 an hour. Thank You

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User in Naples, FL
Jan. 21, 2019

Yes, absolutely raise your rate. You will get paid what you are worth if you don't settle for less. But it also depends on what the going rate is for experienced caregivers in your area. Last summer I decided to raise my rate to $25 and I got an amazing job. I would still be working with her if she had not of passed away in December. It was hard to watch her die so I put off caregiving for a while and I am back looking now at my rate of $25 an hour. Even more, if the job is for more than one person/child. I charge the same rate for childcare too. Also, I have a minimum of hours that I will work. Setting aside only 1 or 2 hours a day for someone to make only $25 or $50 per sitting wasn't paying the bills. Blocking only a few hours for a job also blocked other opportunities for other jobs. I set a minimum of 4 hours. So even if they only need me for 2 hours and 45 minutes, I still make $100. Which doesn't happen very much but at least you are covered. We all have to pay our bills to pay and lives to support.

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There are many considerations, but being the person present is top responsibility at any rate. Normal rate is $20 to $30 for a single person in the Santa Ynez Valley. $25 to $40 if a couple. Certainly be flexible depending on the demands of the position. Some require moment-to-moment constant care, constant attendance and occupation of their time and needs, some less. You have to decide what is right for you.

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Its a competitive market. Best to stay flexible. A flat rate for 24 hr. shifts works.

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Depends on the patients needs

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Years of experience as a caregiver $15 hr will take care of you love one with love and caring.

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I believe $25 is a reasonable rate to start for a senior caregiver, however depending on what are the duties and how much hours will determine the rate.

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Zakia in Coppell, TX
Jan. 20, 2019

It depends on the level of care, hours needed, etc. All comes down to negotiation; some Families that need care around the clock and have spare room for a Live-in negotiate a flat rate. Generally the more hours and less needs being addressed, you can negotiate as low as $10/hr on weekly pay. For less hours, expect to pay $15 to $25/hr. I have over 27yrs experience and billing Families in this way has always worked out satisfactorily for all parties.

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It depends if client is immobile and requires incontinent care 24-7. It is usually a higher rate for the addition care this requires.

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Irene in Essex, MD
Jan. 20, 2019

I am a certified GNA/CNA(Geriatric Nursing Assistant). I have 10+ years of experience with Nursing Homes and Home Cares. I am a non-smoker with my own transportation. My motivation is to make life changes to others, being non judgmental, very dependable, setting goals and achieve them, and leaving history to define me. Personal care includes; Bathing, Dressing & Grooming, Toileting, Transferring, Medication Reminders, Transportation, Groceries & Shopping, Meal Preparation, Exercises, Housekeeping, and Companionship.

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Dwight in Chicago, IL
Jan. 20, 2019

I think you should charge $25 with your experience.

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Just stay at $20 an hour so you will be more competitive with your rate.

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I have 5 years experience being a caregiver.I charge $20 hr. With the actual amount of things we do for the people we're caring for I think that's fair.

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I have 20+ years of experience of nursing care,I will take $17 hr. for I am retired and looking for part time work.

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Im open for the rate per hour

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Loni in Templeton, CA
Jan. 19, 2019

I have always charged 20.00 dollars a hour. Considering what the client is asking for I am willing to talk about price. Thank You.

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It all depends on the budget of the family and the condition of the elderly. If you have some other source of income I would say wait for the opportunity. I have had the opportunity to care for a family that I didn't expect to give me more hours and sometimes paid me more than I actually work for. If you do your job more than they expect, they will see your effort and surprise you with additional pay....Mariaeditha V.

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Tracy in Dillwyn, VA
Jan. 18, 2019

I have been a caregiver for over 20 years and i would charge $15 an hr.Weekends would be 20.00 an hr.

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I have years of experience but I believe in charging an amount that the particular job dictates and the distance I travel. If the job is companion,with minor duties, it's a lower rate. If the patient needs numerous help items: personal care, transportation, cleaning, pet care, cooking, etc, the price goes up.

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A good rate for senior are giver is $15-$25 hourly depending on type of service.

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Anita in Sardis, MS
Feb. 12, 2019

I have over 10 years experience as a care giver and i only get paid 8.an hour

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I have to say that it is a tough situation. Those of us who really care, understand the need vs budget... I am a very experienced care giver and I feel as if in these circumstances $20 is fair. However I usually require a minimum. For example- I just can't head out for work for an hour at $20... Decide what suits you and those you care for. Hope this helps.

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I WILL SAY,IF YOU GONNA START A NEW CASE EVEN IF WE ARE SENIORS WILL START AROUND $15 TO $20 AND AFTER TIME PROBABLY YOU CAN ASK FOR AN INCREASE BUT THE TRUTH $18 WILL BE MORE THEN FAR

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Private pay clients pay an agency 29.00 an hour on average.

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I find that $20 is adequate compensation. Many of the clients are paying out of pocket and I want to be as fair to them as possible. If you are doing skilled care, where the client is bed bound and you are using hoyer and having to lift and it is more physical, I would consider $25 per hour.

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I think because of your level of experience you could generate $25.00/hour, however if it were me caregiving I would expect to pick up the slack around the house and be a full service caregiver. Many caregivers think they can just sit around on their phone for their hourly wage, and as you know with experience come a mental list of all the things that need to be done for your client and should be done for your client.

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Barbara in Ayer, MA
Feb. 7, 2019

I believe $20.00 per hour is reasonable. depending on the clients needs and how much extra is done for client plus if they can affordthe price $25.00 is good starting rate

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Sharon in Apopka, FL
Feb. 6, 2019

I believe $20.00 an hr for senior care is a bit steep. Unless, the patient is in need of Registered Nurse services. Reasonable rates are 10.00 to 15.00 hr. Also, the caregiver needs to consider the services they will be providing and be open minded to the rates.

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It depends on patient level of care, live in and what state you live. I charge $150 for 24 hrs. But if it is hourly I charge $12 to $15. Some patients can afford more but if it is long term they worry about running out of money.

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