Compare The LeanOnWe Approach To In-home Care
On your own
|Find a Caregiver||We help you hire a pre-screened caregiver from our network.||Agency sends you a caregiver without much input from you.||You hire via online or Internet ads or possibly word of mouth.|
|Back-up / Emergency Care||We help you find a qualified substitute caregiver from our network.||Agency sends a substitute caregiver.||Usually impossible to find a substitute on short notice.|
|Rates||$15-$18 per hour range; $160-$180 per day for live-in.||$25 per hour; $260 or more per day for a live-in.||Varies. And,you may easily overpay for someone you find on your own.|
|Salary Negotiation||Agreement between employer and caregiver.||Agency rate, non-negotiable.||Agreement between employer and caregiver.|
|Caregiver Take-Home||Caregiver earns the full agreed-upon rate.||Less than half of rate agency charges you.||Caregiver earns the full agreed-upon rate.|
|Background Check / Screening||Extremely rigorous multi-step process. Includes top-of-the-line FBI fingerprint check.||Minimum standard set by government.||Minimal and impossible to do properly and thoroughly on your own.|
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