Caregivers support our families and allow others to go to work, but they often have to battle for respect. Let’s change that. Ten years ago, I helped start the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) because my life has been so profoundly affected by caregivers, beginning when I was just a... more
Interview with author Jody Gastfriend To understand the nuances of caregiving and how to navigate this uncertain terrain, I had a chance to interview Jody Gastfriend, VP of Senior Care at Care.com about her recent book, My Parent’s Keeper: The Guilt, Grief, Guesswork, and Unexpected Gifts of Caregiving published... more
Here are the seven most important things you should know about our new Care.com Benefits program. Caregivers provide our families and our communities with invaluable services: they care for our children, for our pets, for our seniors and for our homes. These caregivers play integral roles in helping us... more
Learn how you can plan for senior care as your parents start to get older. The oft-circuitous journey of caring for aging parents catches many of us off guard. As our parents enter the challenging stage of old age, we're torn between our desire to help and their need... more
I've tried to respond, but probably didn't work since she's been removed. The problem is now it shows me unresponsive and my response percentage is going down and I can't do anything about it. How do I get this resolved?
At a regular job with a business, they tell the workers what their wages are. However, when you babysit someone, how do you know what to charge if a person doesn't specify what they want to pay? I know how bad it can be if you don't set... more
As a mother, I often find it hard to believe how time flies. Our youngest son, Adam, is 17 now. On the college visits that have commandeered so many of our weekends lately, I’ll look at him and swell with pride at the lacrosse-playing, baritone-singing young adult he’s becoming... more
Hi, I’m Sheila Lirio Marcelo, the founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com, and I wanted to share with you some really exciting news. We launched Care.com in 2007 with the mission of creating an easier way for families to connect with caregivers. Today, we’re the world’s largest online... more