Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find someone using your agency ?
We start with initial consultation to cover position responsibilities and requirements. With specific understanding of your needs we are able to better select possible candidates to match your criteria. Once we are able to present you candidates who are meeting your requirements we can schedule a no obligation interview in the comfort of your home or office at the convenient time. Based on the feedback we can proceed to schedule no obligation trial period or to present other candidates. Once you are comfortable with an employee we can finish a placement process. There is no fee until the trial period is completed and you are confident that it is a right match.
What are the advantages of having in-home caregiver vs nursing home?
Most seniors prefer to stay at their own home as long as possible rather than move into a nursing facility. Staying at home where they are familiar with the surroundings, neighborhood is very beneficial to their physical and mental health. In-home caregivers who are able to focus on one patient are able to provide better care than nursing home staff who need to take care of different patients at the same time. The cost of nursing home might go as high as $160.000/year ($430/day) where live in in-home caregivers rates might start as low as $240/day (net) and live out $25/hour.
What are the rates and fees for your service ?
The rates are based on job position's requirements and are set by employer and employee at their mutual satisfaction. The average live in rates start at about $240/day and the live out hourly rate is about $25/h (daytime or nighttime hourly rate depends also on number of hours). Please contact us for free consultation. We are always trying to match your budget with our reasonable prices. Our standard employer's one time only service charge fee equals two weeks of caregiver's salary, paid after the two weeks trial time period.
What is the difference between live out 24 hour care and a live in ?
Live out 24 hour care requires having at least 2 different caregivers who work on shifts from 8-12 hours. This results in caregivers being more refreshed and alert since there is at least one caregiver rotation in a 24-hour period. This is especially suggested for more demanding cases, patients with severe health issues and sleep deprivation. There is an hourly rate per day. Live in care helps with establishing the relationship between the senior and the caregiver. There is a consistency of care since there is one permanent caregiver. The live in caregivers are required to have they own private bedroom, time for sleep, personal and meals breaks. There is a flat rate per day. Live in caregivers can be provided for clients who need none or minimal assistance at night.
What factors should affect the rate ?
All aspects should be taken into consideration but especially the care level which is required and caregiver's experience, whether there is one or more people to take care of, whether a driver's license is needed and own car.
Is there any assurance of your service ?
We provide a 3 month guarantee for all positions. Should the employee leave the job within three months from the date of hire for any reason, we will provide an equally qualified replacement at no additional charge.
How do you select candidates to send for an interview ?
We carefully screen and interview potential candidates. All of our employees come with references confirming their experience. With over 10 years in staffing business we have built a network of highly professional and exceptional caregivers. Most of our caretakers we placed in the past therefore we received direct feedback from their previous employers. We provide both certified and non-certified caregivers and many of them come from the medical field as well.
What kind of employees do you provide ?
We specialize in referring domestic help (elderly caregivers, housekeepers), we provide also couples for estate, housemen, personal assistants and office help. We are always open to any other inquires.
What does a caregiver do ?
Caregivers provide non-medical supportive services, offer assistance with personal care such as bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, wheelchair/walker assistance, supervision in addition to help with meal preparation, housekeeping and shopping. Our caregivers offer help with self-administered medications, ambulation, exercises and transportation to medical appointments for elderly at an affordable cost. Caregivers provide an ideal solution for individuals who want to maintain their independence at home but need assistance due to short or longer-term disability, illness (Alzheimer, Dementia, Parkinson's) or simply the natural aging process. Our caregivers can provide elderly care anywhere from 5 days to around the clock live in care (24/7). Live out caregivers can work from 8 to 12 hours a day or night shift.
Do you provide English speaking employees ?
Most of our employees are Polish or European however they do speak English since they have been working in US for many years for English speaking employers.
Where do you provide your service ?
We place our caregivers mostly in tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) however inquiries from different states are always welcome.
What if I have more questions ?
We offer free, no obligation consultation. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding our services.