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How to Hire a Caregiver at  
At, we know that hiring a caregiver or personal support worker can be complicated and fraught with difficulties. Choosing someone reliable to look after your loved ones is so important.
To help in this process, we have laid out a set of clear and simple steps. Following all these steps carefully can help prevent many problems and misunderstandings down the road. With the right candidate, you will spend less time stating the obvious to your caregiver and spend more time enjoying the benefits of having the right help to look after your loved ones.
Clarifying your needs
Find a Caregiver
Phone Interview
Check References
Personal Interview
Working interview
Work agreement


Work Agreement
Ultimately, the decision and the responsibility to hire a caregiver rests with you. Once you are happy with the answers and behaviour of your candidate, and with the references provided, draw up a contract. It will detail the responsibilities of the job, compensation and benefits, paid time off, hourly rate, overtime rates, and any other issues you think should be present.

At Nanny, we have prepared a template contract for you to use if you wish.
At the time of signing the contract, or at a later date, arrange to meet again to orient your new caregiver on how the home works, where things can be found, schedules, important contact numbers, getting help if needed from family/friends, doctors etc., giving a copy of the keys, alarm codes, food, appliances and house rules.

Following all these steps should provide a better basis for making a decision to hire a caregiver to help look after your loved ones. While the decision and responsibility ultimately is yours, we hope that these tips will help make the process smoother and safer for you and your family.