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How much should I charge as an in home care aide?

I've been working in a nursing home for $9/hour but I think I might be able to get more (or maybe I should charge less) for doing in home care for the elderly. I am a CNA in a nursing home at the moment and someone was interested in hiring me to take care of their grandfather in their home on the weekends. Should I charge by the hour, by the day, or how much? I have a year of experience working in a nursing home as a nursing assistant and personal care aide.

Asked By: - 1/2/2011
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You need to look at your own protection also... More
Answered By: EJ - 1/2/2011
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First, make sure that it is legal in your state. It may not be a good idea if you don't have insurance, which you probably don't. But sometimes an independent can go through an agency for clients they already have, and the agency's insurance will cover you and the client. Make sure to charge enough to cover fuel and... More
Answered By: Atropa - 1/2/2011
 
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