How LeanOnWe Compares
Home Care Agencies
Hire On your own
|Identify Caregiver Candidates||LeanOnWe typically identifies 4-6 hire candidates for you to select from||Agency typically determine the caregiver without much input from you||Candidates are typically limited by how much time you can invest in finding them|
|Matching Procedure||LeanOnWe matches your needs against 60+ factors to determine caregivers who fit best||Typically minimal effort put into matching||Generally you won't have access to enough candidates to effective match against your needs|
|Back-up / Emergency Care||We help you find a qualified substitute caregiver||Agency sends a substitute caregiver||Typically very difficult to handle on your own|
|Rates||$20-$25 per hour range for live-out help;
$250-$280 per day range for live-in care.
|$32-$40 per hour range for live-out help;
$340-$450 per day range for live-in care.
|Varies -- and you may easily overpay|
|Salary Negotiation||Agreement between you and caregiver||Agency rate, non-negotiable||Agreement between you 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||Rigorous multi-step process, including top-of-the-line FBI check||Minimum standard set by government||Typically minimal and difficult to do on your own|
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