Sittercity in the Media
“Within 24 hours after posting a job, parents usually get an average of 17 replies. No one in America ever has the excuse of ‘I can’t find a babysitter’ again.” — Today Show
If you have a parent, relative or other adult loved one who is getting to the point in life where he or she needs some extra care, it may be time to find a companion caregiver. Sittercity has local adult caregivers who can help your loved ones at every stage of their lives, whatever their needs might be. Here you can find senior companions, caregivers with Alzheimer’s and dementia experience, rehabilitation care and certified nursing assistants (also known as CNAs). If you are the primary caregiver for your loved one and need a break, we can connect you with specialists in respite care, too. Some of our caregivers also have experience with hospice care for end of life needs. In addition to caregivers with special skills, you can also search for caregivers who offer standard household assistance such as cooking and cleaning. Many of our caregivers have had background checks as well.
What is a companion caregiver? Companion caregivers are caregivers for adults who assistance with daily living activities such as walking, getting dressed, bathing, eating meals and taking medications. Companion caregivers usually have a regular weekly schedule with the person they are caring for. Remember, it’s also good to have a backup special needs caregiver that you know and trust so that you always have child care available.
How much do companion caregivers charge? The average hourly rate varies depending on where you live, but in most cases companion caregivers get paid more than sitters because of the extra duties that are required of them. Certified nursing assistants generally get a higher rate as well. Look up the average sitter rate for your state on Sittercity’s rate calculator.
Sometimes you can find a companion caregiver through family and friends, but for most families finding a companion caregiver can be hard. Sittercity is a great place to start your search for the right companion caregiver for your family. We have thousands of caregivers for you to choose from, and you can narrow your search based on the specific requirements your need. You can also post a job and let the companion caregivers come to you.
Whatever your situation, Sittercity is here to help you find the right companion caregiver for your family.