This week, our guest editorial from DailyCaring is a discussion about fair pay for in-home caregivers. Rates vary by geography and special requirements needed. But there is more to consider ...
Question: What is a fair hourly rate to pay an in-home caregiver if the person isn’t hired through a traditional agency?
Fair rates and pay can differ depending on:
● Type of care your older adult needs. For example: Alzheimer’s care vs. companionship.
● Background and experience of the hired caregiver
● Tasks you'd like your in-home caregiver to handle
● Location of your residence. Rates can vary by city or state.
One way to get an idea about typical hourly rates is to sign up for a free service like Care.com so you can browse through caregivers that could fit your situation.
According to another caregiver service, Carelinx.com, the average rate on the CareLinx marketplace is $15/hour.
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By DailyCaring Editorial Staff