– Question –
What is a fair hourly rate to pay an in-home caregiver if the person isn’t hired through a traditional agency?
– Answer –
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.
By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
Image: Central Coast Senior Services