Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) October 28, 2010
As the need for in-home care increases across America, Ann Arbor-based, TheCaringSpace.com, an online senior care matching service, rises to the occasion. With its new Premium Membership program, families and individuals seeking care can communicate with potential Caregivers, from initial interest to the hiring verdict. Caregivers can more prominently demonstrate their skills, knowledge and credentials through the Featured Caregiver program.
David Kennedy, founder of TheCaringSpace.com and expert in gerontology, recognizes that Careseekers and Caregivers welcome the opportunity to find one another directly without the the extra costs associated with a home care agency. TheCaringSpace.com enables individuals and families seeking care to take control of the hiring and contracting-for-hire process from beginning to end. The website’s robust search tools facilitate effective searching for care jobs and enables Careseekers to pursue candidates who match their desired experience, availability, education level and pay rate.
The site also offers the Care Community, which includes a discussion forum and a continually updated blog. With the aim of stimulating conversation and raising consciousness about senior care, the Care Community includes a re-vamped blog, written by senior care advocate and writer Mandi Hall.
Caregiver reviews, a rating system that enables past employers to rate various aspects of a Caregiver’s performance, are the newest addition to TheCaringSpace’s Premium Membership option. By requesting a Caregiver review, Careseekers can read accounts by past employers of a care candidate’s performance. Meanwhile, Careseekers use the system to boast their credentials. Caregivers also have the option of partaking in a background check and skills test, allowing Careseekers to further identify quality care candidates.