Seeking respite care for mother who is a caregiver to father with Parkinson's Disease. He is a fall risk and need a companion to ensure he is safe. He is mobile, but will need assistance with meal prep (i.e. refill beverage, snack).
Unlike babysitters or nannies, companion care jobs or senior care jobs generally involve caring for adults in their home. A companion care job description typically includes helping with daily activities such as walking, meals, bathing and a variety of other factors.
The average hourly rate for companion care services varies depending on your qualifications and the needs of the person you’re caring for, but you can start to get an idea by looking at Sittercity’s rates for babysitters and nannies. Ultimately, you can set your own companion care pay rate.
You don’t need to start a senior care business to become a companion care provider, but you can! You can set your own senior care pay rate based on the job description and your experience. You can look for companion care jobs in your city by searching on Sittercity. On Sittercity you need to be at least 18 years old to create a senior care profile.