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Hi I am new to this site and just purchased a 3 month membership. I am looking for help for my father. I reached out to 6 or 7 people that I am interested in and not one responded. Is this normal?

Cathy in Endicott, NY
Feb. 11, 2019
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I hope not. I am a caregiver looking for jobs on here and reply usually same day within a 1-2 hours. Please keep trying.

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yes it normal some people have jobs unless they lose their job

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User in Elgin, SC
Nov. 24, 2019

Im Tina, hiers.tinayahoo.com. i have submitted several applications . only a few responses

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I would hope this is not normal. I know as for myself if I apply, I like to interview with my potential client to make sure we are a fit and comfortable with one another

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Peggy in Leoma, TN
Nov. 19, 2019

Actually it is not. It may be where you live, or what you have requested. Many good people out there do work caregiving jobs and(are out of pocket)meaning they are working an assignment. It could the the salary.Some drive 20-40 miles a day. If you are having issues I would advise you to call Care.com I am sure they can help you!I would be somewhat upset if I were in your shoes. Call Care.com let them assist you !

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try more or i am interested i hope i hear from you

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Well if it's though messages you might not it a response because of the updating in which it's costly to be on the sight.

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Ashley in Elkton, MI
Nov. 6, 2019

it could be because their account isn't upgraded an they didn't do any of the packages like you did. so to your question it is yes an no . but you should be getting responses

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Hello, I am a caregiver and can't imagine not answering someone. Perhaps these folks weren't serious to begin with when setting up their profiles on Care.com. I try to answer within 24 hours or less. All I can suggest is to keep on trying. Best of luck.

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Polly in San Rafael, CA
Sept. 24, 2019

CARE GIVERS ARE ONLY RESPOND FIRST TO ADD THAT PAY MORE

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Linda in Sartell, MN
Sept. 22, 2019

When reaching out to people it should not take more than a day or two for them to respond if they are serious about the job. Maybe the people you are reaching out to are not getting the messsage for some reason. I would check with a customer service representative to be sure it worked.

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User in Sandy, TX
Sept. 18, 2019

Probably sometimes it can happen, depending on how much you are paying, the location and type of the assignment.

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Tracey in Staunton, VA
Sept. 13, 2019

I'm a caregiver. I respond to all emails sent to me. I feel like I'm advertising for myself and if I can't help maybe I know someone who can.

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Interesting. I am a caregiver and have applied to many job postings and have only received a message back from one or two. Communication is key on both ends.

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User in Raleigh, NC
Sept. 6, 2019

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that no one person has contacted you. I have the same frustration only on the other side of hiring. My experience is ample to the positions I apply for w/a squeaky clean background/MRV and seldom do I get a response. If Care.com could address/resolve this issue for both sides to this dilemma it would be greatly appreciated.

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NO it is not because they are just literally wasting your time

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it could be not sure i'm know as well keep seeking keep knocking hopefully someone will respond

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Caren Lehe
Sept. 2, 2019

Hello- I'd love to connect with you to explain more about my services. I know I can help! Please contact me Thank you kindly. Warm Regards, Caren Lehe, CCHt, CNA, CPLC

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Yes sometimes that can happen.

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no some start work and forget to look at there account .but it depends on the person.i always talk back to everyone with sorry not all ready taken other job thank you

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User in O Fallon, MO
Aug. 23, 2019

As a caregiver I would say that this is not normal. Regardless if the individual is available or not there should be communication stating such. I do wish you luck in your search!

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No this is not not normal practice we thrive to give the best service I would contact care.com customer service and the issue will be resolved directly. Sorry you experienced this .

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Try reaching out to as many caregivers as you can. I, myself, am reaching out to anyone looking for help. There are so many people looking for good help, and just as many caregivers who want to help. You just have to keep being proactive about it. Good luck!

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Angel in Spring, TX
Aug. 13, 2019

NO. It is not normal. you should put in touch with care.com team.

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I am disappointed in this site,I am a top notch caregiver, certified with up to date fingerprints, cpr etc. and get no response when I apply to over 45 jobs, not even 1 person reading my application,don't know what is going on.

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Greetings, My name is Dominique, I'm the administrator at New Dimensions Home Healthcare, LLC I'm interested in caring for your father where he can be apart of our agency and you wouldn't have to worry about finding help or coverage for your father, that would be part of our service. We have plenty of caregivers and nurses ready to work with 2 or more years of experience, CPR/first aid certified and background checks are conducted before any of our caregivers meet and greet with our clients. Please reach out if interested in more information. Best wishes, Dominique Burke

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Hi - Please send me your request and I will respond! Best, Marcie

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it is normal yes sadly. SOme don go back on their accounts, or just don reply back if they are already busy for that day. Are you still looking?

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I believe it's that nonpaying members cannot read or respond to your requests. Best wishes!

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I have experience and have applied to several positions and so far have no messages from families. Not sure what the disconnect is, but I look daily for messages on my account.

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No, I do not think so.

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Dana in Boerne, TX
June 7, 2019

i am sorry Iam a senior care provider i had to call care.com they are still having app issue so computer only however if you need provider asap careconcierge.com

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It is normal. Maybe your schedules did not match

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If the person does not have their notifications on they will not see your message until they actually go into the app.

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There are many offers online and people may chose who is closest and most conveniently located.

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Their not reliable. You wouldn't want them taking care of your father if they can't even return a call.....

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I think it is. I have applied to several positions with not one response back and I purchase the premium as well. I have plenty of experience, over 20 plus years. Seems unusual I can't get even one response. I think it's the system.

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No... and I apologize for the lack of response. Caregivers are responsible for monitoring their site. This IS our job and needs to be handled professionally.

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Some may not check their messages. You should widen your choices. The ones not responding, may be booked.

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Welcome! No, this is not normal. Before becoming a care giver here, I used this service to get care for my in-laws, there were people who did not respond even after they had submitted an application to my postings. Then there were some who responded to the messages and went as far as setting up in person interviews and did not show nor call, and never heard from again. Just like anything, be patient, and continue looking for a care giver who seem like a great fit for your listing, one who has taken the steps to finish his/her profile, show his/her availability, maybe even have some years of experience as well. Always make sure the compensation you are offering matches the lowest amount the care giver charges, I realized that was one of the reasons I was not hearing back from some people, and when I did they made it a point to remind me that their profile listed X as their lowest dollar per hour they'll be willing to accept, while my posting was way lower. Even though some of these respondent applied to my listing first. It seems that some people were just applying to apply but had not pay attention to all the details in the listing. Just keep reaching out, I had to send out close too 30 messages before I could hire 1 person, and I needed 3. So, it is a lot of work to find a great fit where it's a win-win for all. Best of luck.

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That is not at all normal. Maybe it depends on where you live???? Home care workers are in high demand. Maybe you didn't offer high enough pay? Everyone has to make a living. Caring for your loved one shouldn't be any different. Think about it...paying for help for your loved one should come WAY over minimum wage. We aren't making fast food, being a cashier for some item you want to buy. We have had training, and have spent our live caring for the vulnerable and the elderly. There are very few rewards for that kind of service...especially when they end abruptly with the death of a client. WE are the last one there ant night and the first one there in the morning. We take care of every bodily need (even the unpleasant ones) We give them nourishment, entertainment, conversation and companionship. We keep them clean, healthy, and happy. What price would you put on that?

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NO ITS NOT I WOULD CONTACT THE WEB SITE AND LET THEM KNOW AND KEEP LOOKING FOR THE WRITE PERSON THEY ARE GOOD ONES OUT THERE

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I'm sorry that you had this disappointing experience with care givers not responding to your personal messages. I think that those 6 or 7 people are probably no longer in the job market, or they are on another assignment. I agree, this is not normal. You may try sending a personal message asking if they are still in the job market. If they don't respond, they are probably not checking the message board any longer. Keep trying!d There are many candidates on the list to select from. Instead of only looking at prospective candidates on the first few pages, try going deeper into the list, such as page 8 or so. In a perfect world, the candidates who are hired or no longer in the market would "self-notify" care.com that they wish to be inactive.

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I think people respond quickly to positions are more suitable for each person according with their needs

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it could be normal not everyone checks there emails on a regualar. whomever reaches out to you first and you feel is a good fit then that maybe the one you should go with

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I guess if they already have a job they wont respond

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our Caregivers pick there job's from our list. No this is not normal let use look at your listing and see if we can help.

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Lisa in Pella, IA
April 11, 2019

It is not normal. They should reply to you within 24 hours.

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well normally it isn't but maybe it the amount you are willing to pay for a good experience caregiver,and it could be what the needs of your father are it may over power the pay scale you are offering the pay haft to match with the needed hope this will help and a Idea of what may be the problem.

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No! caregivers members of care.com should respond as they list their phone and email contacts on the care.com website. I don't understand why the caregivers don't get feedback from their potential employers in the care.com website

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Donna in Roanoke, VA
March 8, 2019

Yes, I think so. I am an experienced caregiver and I have had no luck finding clients on here. I won't pay for this again, its just not worth it. I think most people experience the same thing and get frustrated and just never check back in.

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I don't know because I apply for a caregiver job and no one answer so if u can send me your number I would call u and take the job

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Marie in Orlando, FL
March 31, 2019

That should not have ever happened to an employer

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No this is not normal. Most people usually respond back within 24 hr. Check to make sure you are using the care chat for that person you are wanting to contact. If this doesnt help then maybe there is a glitch in the system or they may have applied some where else and accepted a job and didnt put their account on pause. Hope this helps

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Mahir in Toledo, OH
March 21, 2019

It shouldn't be normal, sorry to hear that and wish you best of luck. You would have heard from me if you reached. Best of luck.

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Hi, I do believe it may be that they are already working. It may also depend on what you are looking for and their needs also. I hope this doesn't deter your from trying again. I also new to this as a personal assistant and companion to seniors. Have faith and don't give up searching for your dads needs.

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Juana in Hawthorne, CA
March 18, 2019

I m very response in my job.

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Nana in Bronx, NY
March 16, 2019

is either they are not seriously looking for a job

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Thomas in Ann Arbor, MI
March 11, 2019

Caregivers might put their name and info on Care.com, use the free service, and then not check for messages because 1) they found a job and/or clients or 2) they look elsewhere on the Internet and they didn't take their name off of the list. KEEP TRYING is my advice. If you live in the Ann Arbor-Royal Oak (MI) area, I'm available. Look me up. My name is Tom Frank and I'm available 4-5 days a week. (written on 3/12/19)

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I am on this site and have responded to different positions. But, I do not have the full membership, as, I can't afford it, at this time. I have not heard back from anyone. I think both parties have to be full members. And I have the experience. I have been taking care of both my Parents in my home, full time, since 2009. My father, who I miss dearly, had Parkinson's, mobility issues, spinal stenosis, and toward the end, aspirated. My mother has diabetes A-fib, then had a stroke. So initially, had a feeding tube, and my brother taught me to listen to bowel sounds, with a stethoscope, and still after 5 years, there are mobility issues, and aspiration problems.

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John in Fayette, IA
March 8, 2019

I always respond to e-mail messages, voice mail messages, and text messages within 24 hours.

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its not normal, try to check if the messages went through though.

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More than likely not receiving your messages. I have applied to more jobs than I can remember and I've yet to receive any work thru this site. I've been listed for over 2 years.

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no its not normal

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Claudine in Ocala, FL
March 3, 2019

No this does not appear not normal. Please advice Thank you.

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No this is not routine for the providers to not respond. I'm sure U can help you find one. would you like a referral?

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Mildred in Dallas, TX
March 3, 2019

it is not normal. i thought there are busy and will get back to you later

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Yes, this is may be very normal depending on what you are expecting. Care.com allows people the opportunity to view cases so the individuals can choose or not choose a case.

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I am not sure if it works both ways like that or not but I have not received a single response to any jobs that I have appied for.

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User in Deltona, FL
Feb. 27, 2019

I answer all of my messages even if I am not interested in the job or if I have already found a job and no longer looking.

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Cheryl in Ossipee, NH
Feb. 27, 2019

I feel the same! I am a caregiver in Ossipee and I never get responses to my applications!

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Yes, I have been on both sides of this fence, I cared for my mother for 8+ years and sometimes considered hiring for respite, however I found the caregivers that I was willing to try out never responded, and ended up going without. My mother passed away and I decided I wanted to continue to caregive at least part-time, I've sent out applications and I'm highly qualified however I haven't had any interest yet, and my hours of availability preclude me working in the evenings, so I'm not sure, I've only sent out a few applications over a week, so maybe they just weren't interested. I have hired caregivers from agencies in the past, but I never found one that was really willing to help out much so I stopped hiring. Good luck with your loved one. My name is Suzanna Haughey if your interested my profile is listed in Huntington Beach.

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I'm not sure, but can you call to them and ask this quietion

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User in Marshall, VA
Feb. 26, 2019

THEY PROABLY DIDNT GET THE MESSAGE CARE ONLY SEND TO ONE THEY WANT

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I'm new to the site as a caregiver myself, and also purchased a 3 month membership. I would be extremely distressed if I reached out and no one responded. Do you still need a caregiver?

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No, is not normal but some senior caregivers are no used to technologies and don't check their email frequently.

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look at my profile. I always response in a timely manner. Thanks

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User in San Diego, CA
Feb. 25, 2019

THEY GOT OTHER JOBS, OR FOUND SOMETHING ELSE, BY THE TIME YOU ANSWER THE ADD

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Lisa in Dublin, GA
Feb. 25, 2019

It is often that women only want female clients. Also, there are certain ailments and/or conditions that require special modalities, adaptive devices, treatments, and medical plans that require physical ability, knowledge and experience in order to give proper care. Some may require simply a companion who would care for a client like their own family. In order to achieve the optimum results in long term home care, clients may need more clinical application, complete home management and set-up, and someone who can facilitate getting daily operative systems in place for long term home care.

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Fern in Bozeman, MT
Feb. 25, 2019

It could be that the people that you reached out to are employed and not tracking the offers of employment on Care.com. I have not received notice of the last two job offers via Care.com. I am a paid but fairly new member here at Care.com. I do not know what is "normal", but I can imagine how frustrating it must be for you in seeking care for your father.

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Vea in Elk Grove, CA
Feb. 25, 2019

It depends on who you write to. The people who respond to me saying they pursue another applicant i respond back thank you. I check my mails and messages but no respond and I guess it depends on individual person. I'll be glad to respond regardless if they hire me or not.

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As a caregiver not sure why that is occurring please contact care.com use the link at the bottom of the page. Although some may be booked there may be a technical issue with the website.

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It's either the price rate was too low ($12-$15) per an hour or the caregivers you've reached out to already have jobs. Try looking for caregivers with 5-star ratings.

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Did you actually post the position on Care.com, or just browse the caregivers' profiles and email them? I can't speak for them as to why they didn't answer your emails, but I think it's rude to not respond at all. If you didn't actually post the position, I would try doing that and see what kind of response you get, then you will have people who are actually interested in the position apply for the position and then you can take it from there.

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true, it depend what it requied

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I don't know why they wouldn't answer unless they just have numorous messages and some how yours may have been overlooked.

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Ora in Elkins, WV
Feb. 23, 2019

I am not sure if that is normal. Perhaps they are already in care positions.

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User in Marshall, VA
Feb. 23, 2019

NO CARE.COM TAKES THEIR TIME IN SENDING THE CAREGIVERS THE MESSENGER. WHO THEY WANT IF THEY SIGN UP TO PAY FOR EXTRA STUFF.

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I'm sorry to read this! Where is your father located? I am more than happy to help!

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I have the same issue, I have been applying for almost 6 months now but no luck

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User in Danbury, CT
Feb. 23, 2019

as a care giver we are not able to see the messages they sometimes block our responses

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User in Knoxville, TN
Feb. 23, 2019

There are many instances where people have applied for positions and they are hired by other clients and unfortunately forget about previous applications. Its generally not on purpose, but it does happen. Continue to be persistent and, generally, if reach out via the site and email, you should get a response. I hope this helps. Maybe I can help you.

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Terri in Pinole, CA
Feb. 22, 2019

I am seeing a lot of questions like this. Personally, I have only had one inquiry sent to me. I have had to apply to each job by responding to their posting and I am a registered nurse..With the concerns expressed by the families on this site, there must be a communication issue with Care.com.

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Laura in Garner, NC
Feb. 22, 2019

After my schedule is full, personally, I stop signing on to Care.com because I am no longer looking for work. I don't see messages unless I am logged on. Place an ad and you should get plenty of serious applicants. Of course, you will have to weed through them.

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No. Personally I respond to every message I receive even if I am not interested in the work being offered. Professional courtesy is the least that should be expected.

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Martha in Golden, CO
Feb. 22, 2019

I would like the opportunity to take care of your mother or father

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Miriam in Slidell, LA
Feb. 21, 2019

No and Yes. They should respond because your love one need reliable, honest care. My subjection to it might be location, hours or the responsibility of care. So, I hope you can find someone to help your father. Thank you

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Ashirah in Temple, ME
Feb. 21, 2019

I have been applying to many positions and not hearing back from anyone. I'm beginning to think that this website is a hoax. Is there any way we can test this and all of us get our money back?!

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User in Manville, NJ
Feb. 21, 2019

Hi maybe they aren't interested in the rate that you might be paying? which is why they haven't reached out? or it might be a distance issue for them.

Cathy in Endicott, NY
Feb. 21, 2019

there was no money even discussed nobody contacted me

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yes they not havent had time or they havent read your message yet

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I wish I could connect with families easier and faster. Ironically I want to fill the positions for families and use my many years of experience and love of this career. I so often can't get families to respond and let me know they have received my application. Every caregiver is not a perfect match for a family and visa versa. I sure wish I could be on the other end of families contacting me.

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I haven`t seen anyone asking for help on my page :( Maybe Care.com needs to make the page a bit easier to get around in .. i`m Not sure ..

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What are offering to pay per hour? Is it less than 20.00 an hour?

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Did any of those you reached out to reply to your first caregiver position? If not, they may already be working, and may not have been looking for a new position. I would suggest that you change your ad for hire, show where your father resides, his care needs, what within reason you are willing to pay, hours, etc. Enliven your ad to attract caregivers to apply for the job! Best regards, Sheila Parks

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Nin in New York, NY
Feb. 20, 2019

You should consider the fact, that sometimes the website may have some sort of issues that they don't get your message at all.

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Vergie in Smyrna, GA
Feb. 20, 2019

No that is not normal!

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No. It's not normal. Responsible caregivers should always respond, whether is negative or positive. Communication is very important on this website.

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Hi my name is Deli Brown. I'm a hard working, dependable, personable woman in my mid 50's. I have my CNA license, CPR certificate, liability insurance, dependable transportation and am willing to work in Palm Beach Co. I have over 15 yrs experience caring for the elderly and also have worked closely with people with dementia and Alzheimer's. I am a very caring and compassionate person when it comes to the elderly.

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User in Audubon, NJ
Feb. 20, 2019

This is probably due to the profile member not suspending their profile once they become employed by a family. I have decades of experience, and have had a hard time matching up with a family. Tons of applications sent and very little response

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Sorry I don't know, however no one has reached out to my profile. I have the alerts set up so that I will be notified if anyone tries to reach me as a care provider

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Yes, I hear that often. I believe a lot of profiles have been made on the website and caregivers just don't seem to find use in it too much when trying to find work. There are so many scammers on here.

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I haven't received any jobs with a post that I didn't reply to. Please read my profile and contact me at the senior caregiver list for Tiffanie W. I would love to speak with you further thanks

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Carl in Melbourne, FL
Feb. 20, 2019

In order to get a response from a caregiver, they must have an active paid and verified account in order to communicate with potential customers. You may be able to see thier information and send messages to them but they may not be able to respond. Look for caregivers with Chat or Phone options to try and communicate in a more expedient manner.

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