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How Much Should I Pay A Caregiver?

How Much Should I Pay A Caregiver?

Are you thinking about hiring a caregiver for your parent or loved one? Home caregivers can provide assistance with day-to-day tasks and activities that may be difficult for the elderly to perform on their own. Whether it’s just for a few hours a day or full-time home care, the cost of a caregiver can vary by state and services needed.

If you are hiring an independent caregiver and aren’t sure what you should pay them for their services, you could start by considering the average pay. The average pay for a caregiver is about $11 an hour. If they require more specialized help or you need the caregiver for odd hours, you may want to consider paying them more. Basic home care is perfect for housework, cooking, and providing companionship.

Consider the Quality of Service

Hiring a private or independent caregiver can be great for lowering the cost but is usually only recommended for very basic assistance a couple hours a day. If you are looking for a reliable, well-trained caregiver with experience, expect to pay more than the average – something closer to $27 an hour. This is especially important if you intend to leave the caregiver with your parent or loved one for extended periods of time.

Ensuring quality of care can be difficult when hiring privately which is why it’s recommended to contact a home care provider when needing a caregiver. A reputable home care agency, like Devoted Guardians, can ensure the caregiver’s qualifications and experience. They also perform regular background checks, drug screening, training, CPR/First Aid certification, and more.

Get Help from the Leading Home Care Providers in Phoenix, AZ

Are you looking for a caregiver for your loved one? Call (480) 999-3012 and talk to one of our staff at Devoted Guardians. We are one of Arizona’s largest home care providers and offer daily 24-hour living assistance, including nighttime watch and personal assistance.

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