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Hiring a Caregiver

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Welcome to in-home care with Herewith

You’ve got questions about hiring a caregiver—we’re here to help.

When you’re hiring an in-home caregiver, it’s easy to feel caught between two not-so-great options. There’s online platforms that keep costs down by making you sift through hundreds of profiles to find what you’re looking for. Or, there’s paying a premium for a full-service care agency, at the sacrifice of flexibility in setting your own schedule and budget. 

Herewith does things a little differently—we’ve blended the best of both worlds. Our customizable online caregiver search allows you to filter through a select number active caregiver profiles that have been background-checked and vetted by our team and hire you caregiver directly. This helps us keep costs low, while still offering you the dedicated customer service and hiring support you need to manage your caregiver.

How does Herewith work?

We’ve streamlined the search process to deliver you qualified candidates based on your needs, budget, and schedule. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Free searching

Sign up online, download the app, or give us a call to get started. We know it’s important for us to earn your trust, so creating a Herewith account, searching for your caregiver, and getting support during hiring is all complimentary.

Step 2: Dedicated hiring support

Our team of Care Experts will work to find the best caregivers for your needs. You’ll be able to browse background-checked, vetted caregivers online that match your budget, schedule, preferences, and location. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we’ll go beyond the platform to recruit additional candidates. Then, our team will set up video interviews with the candidates you choose. We’ll join you on the interviews to make sure everything goes smoothly and help with any next steps.

Step 3: Help managing day-to-day care

Once you’ve hired a caregiver, you can take advantage of our services for new household employers like you. We offer easy automatic payroll, transparent time- and task-tracking, help managing employment taxes, workers’ comp, professional liability insurance, and more.   

What makes Herewith different than agencies

Unlike traditional care agencies, which often have set pricing and schedules for their caregivers, at Herewith, you get the flexibility of hiring your caregiver directly with no minimum hourly requirements, while benefiting from the protections and services included in our low service fee: 

  • Pre-screening interviews by our team and criminal background checks verified by Checkr for all caregivers

  • Easy, automatic payroll, live shift updates, and help managing employment taxes

  • Dedicated, live customer support to help you find care coverage at a moment’s notice

  • Employer protection with workers’ compensation and professional liability insurance

How much does Herewith cost? 

While traditional care agencies charge as much as 50% for their services on top of their caregivers’ hourly rates, at Herewith you will have a set 20% fee once care begins. Because we take your total hourly budget into account while we search for caregivers, we work to find candidates that keep your cost more reasonable and give you more care for your money, more flexibility in setting hours and choosing your own caregiver, and the same strong customer support and protections as an agency. 

Hire who you want, safely

We know your top priority in finding a caregiver for yourself or a loved one is safety. Before they’re eligible to interview with families, caregivers on Herewith undergo an initial vetting interview by our team of Care Experts. Next, they are required to pass a platform eligibility background check, verified by our partners at Checkr, which includes a criminal background check, SSN check, and motor vehicle check. You’ll also have a chance to do your own vetting and request references during the interview stage.

Personalized caregiver matching

Successful matches between caregivers and families means less time searching, and more time receiving the care your loved one needs. 

As you get started with our personalized care search, you have full control over selecting your preferences, setting a budget, and choosing a caregiver. With detailed professional profiles, including photos and introductory videos, you’ll have the chance to browse caregivers tailored to your needs, so you can get to know the candidates and decide who you’d like to interview.

From helping you determine what kind of support you need to scheduling and facilitating virtual interviews, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you get quality, in-home care to meet your needs.

Ready to start your caregiver search? Call 415-506-9776 to talk about your care needs or search for care now

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