Q & A: Fair pay for hired in-home caregiver?

in-home caregiver

– 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

 

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