www.sittercity.com – Sitter City
Suspecting a downgrade in the home situation of your out of state senior parents, you take personal days from work and fly to check in on them. Although not dire, their ability to continue caring for themselves, their home and their dog is no longer assured. With limited time to set up assistance in their home town, where do you start? Sitter City is the perfect site to provide the level of assistance they require immediately and as their future needs unfold.
Sitter City is America’s largest site for matching parents/families with local, vetted care providers whether babysitters, nannies, senior care providers, dog walkers or tutors, with over a million caregiver profiles nationwide. Founded in Massachusetts in 2001(now headquartered in Chicago, IL) to create the world of on-line caregiving. For a nominal fee families can use the four-step screening process, which includes checking references; reading caregiver reviews & bios; conducting interviews; and utilizing free access to background checks to find the perfect match for their family and their situation. It’s as simple as entering your ZIP code to see immediately how many caregivers are right in your own town.
Sitter City has a Corporate Program, which gives employers the ability to solve their nationwide employee child, and eldercare needs for only a few dollars per employee per year and is offered as an employee benefit by MasterCard, AVON and FOX. The U.S. Department of Defense provides all active military members with free membership to Sitter City.
Endorsed by Better Business Bureau, Inc. 500, International Nanny Association and Senior Approved, Sitter City has received 15 awards and recognition including Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites.
The technology is sophisticated and unique, allowing you to search using over 100 matching criteria or you can simply post a job, listing your specific needs, and qualified vetted professionals come to you. They can set up interviews and negotiate their own salary but contact is via a safe, assigned Sitter City e-mail address.