My parents’ generation is sometimes known as the caretaker generation because they find themselves caring and providing for their aging parents, their adult children who find themselves in an uncertain job and housing market, and often their grandchildren, too.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could find childcare, elder care, pet sitters, and tutors all in one spot?
That’s the great idea behind Care.com. You’ll find Child Care, Pet Care, Tutoring, and Senior Care, all through one service with just one subscription. Plus free Background Checks are available.
The site is very user-friendly and there is even a virtual tour. You can register with a basic subscription for free to see if there are any likely candidates in your area and then join as a premium member to view full profiles (including video interviews and background checks) and contact information.
When I searched for babysitters in my zip code, I saw plenty of options. So, I used their advanced search to refine the results further by experience, availability, and other criteria. I was able to narrow the field down to several well-qualified sitters.
Care.com also provides helpful articles in “Your Neighborhood” about choosing the right type of care, interviewing possible sitters, and leaving clear instructions. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an Au Pair, Mother’s Helper, and a Nanny? You can find out the definition of childcare lingo, decide which one is right for you, and locate the care provider at Care.com.
If you’ve been hesitating about getting a sitter, their article declaring that “The Dinner Party is Not Dead” may just inspire you to make some adult time in your life. So, search for Local Babysitters and other Care Providers today!