Becoming a Town + Country Caregiver
If you have significant in-home experience as a Caregiver we’d love to hear from you! Town + Country represents the best Caregivers in the business. We will take the time to understand you and your unique strengths so we can present you in your best light to our clients.
Town + Country is the Bay Area’s most established and largest staffing agency. Most of our clients are repeat customers or referrals from their family and friends. Because of these long-standing relationships we are able to provide you with access to the best jobs in the Bay Area.
Our clients come to us seeking the best Executive Assistants in the Bay Area – and we deliver. Most of our clients want Caregivers with several years of professional, in-home experience. For most assignments, qualified candidates will have been in a similar position for at least two to three years, although we do occasionally have unique positions with varying requirements for experience or education. In any case, it’s best if your experience is recent.
We always contact every previous employer to check your references and make sure that all previous employers are able to provide an excellent reference before recommending you to our clients. Also, we conduct thorough background checks prior to our final placements to make sure that everyone feels safe as they enter into a very important relationship.
Finally, Town + Country is here to make the right match. Every employer is different and each Caregiver brings a unique combination of strengths, skills and experiences. We’re here to make sure that every match we make is rewarding for both our clients and our Caregivers.
Caregiver can provide invaluable aid for people in a wide variety of situations. The assignment may be to provide help for an elderly person who needs help with activities of daily living, a person with a chronic condition who requires help with personal care and companionship or someone who needs help recovering from surgery. A Caregiver can live in or outside the household and must be prepared to provide the level of care appropriate to the situation.
Caregiver duties may include:
- Daily assistance in maintaining an independent lifestyle
- Grooming and bathing
- Preparing meals
- Helping with mobility
- Medication reminders
- Light housekeeping
- Driving the client to appointments
- Providing a level of companionship
- Daily conversation
- Accompanying client to social events
- Running errands
- Picking up prescriptions
- Grocery shopping
- Personal shopping
Compensation for a Caregiver is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the Caregiver job description.
A full-time, live-out Professional Caregiver typically earns $45,000 to $55,000 annually. A full-time, live-in Professional Caregiver typically earns $3,000 to $4,500 a month. A part-time, live-out Professional Caregiver earns $20 to 25 per hour.
Some families choose to provide benefits to full-time Caregivers, which may include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Medical insurance
What candidates, clients and staff are saying
“Florence takes such good care of my mother. She is loving, smart, kind and very knowledgeable. A pure and gentle soul with a great sense of humor. We enjoy having her in our home. Thank you for finding her for us!” – Christine
“We understand what an important decision you are facing when you need to hire a caregiver for yourself or a loved one. They relationship is quite an intimate one – caregivers need to have the right experience and personality. We have placed thousands of caregivers who are compassionate, knowledgeable and experienced. We can help find you the one who is right for your unique situation.” – Carrie Hillen, Town + Country Resources
What is aging in place?
We think of Aging in Place as those services and conveniences that will make it possible for older people to be able to stay in their homes where they have been living over the past years. People are living longer now than ever before, and though they may not require medical care, they may require more help with everyday tasks. For example, a person who has macular degeneration is not sickly, but they are probably unable to drive. Another example is a woman who has developed an arrhythmia. She isn’t sick; however, she would benefit from someone who could cook a meal for her, do some housekeeping, and help her with other tasks that have been affected by her reduced stamina.
How much experience do I need to be considered for a Caregiver position?
Almost all of our Caregivers have at least 3 years of direct, professional experience as Caregiver, typically in a private residence. There are occasionally exceptions in requirements. We welcome you to submit and application so that you can tell us about your experience and goals.
Does Town & Country screen applicants?
Yes. Before sending you out on interviews with our Clients we will do a complete screening and background check. Your Placement Counselor can give you more details.