Find Jobs: Compare Agency & Private Craegiver Jobs

Comparison chart, agency and private jobs

For many families and seniors needing care, the choice between an agency and private caregiver can be a difficult one. The chart below compares the two across the most relevant criteria to help you make your decision:

Tasks and Responsibilities Agency Jobs Private Jobs
Screening, hiring, managing clients Agency bears responsibilty for:

- Finding clients
- Negotiating pay and terms
- Matching caregivers
- Handling client requests- Dealing with difficult clients
Caregiver bears responsibity for:

- Finding clients
- Negotiating pay and terms
- Handling client requests
- Dealing with difficult clients
Pay Agencies pays wages, withholds taxes, files required reports with state & federal government Caregivers receives money directly from clients, accounts for taxes, files required reports with state & federal government
Number of clients Agencies have many clients, so you can work with multiple case Private families will be one client
Collegial environment Agencies you can learn and get experience from your colleagues Private families you donít have colleagues
Health care Benefits Agency may offer health care benefits, sick days, or vacation pay Private families almost never offer benefits, sick pay or vacation pay
Salary (range) $8-$20/hr before taxes $8-$20/hr before taxes
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