Summer is the high season for care needs
Waltham, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2009
Today Care.com (http://www.care.com ), the premier source of trustworthy care options for families, announced the beginning of Summer Savings--a limited-time offer giving all new members a 50 percent discount on their initial subscription.
A recent Care.com member survey showed a 75 percent increase in families searching for care during the summer compared to the early months of the year. Summer Savings gives Care.com members access to the largest and fastest-growing online caregiving service just when they need care the most. The service was recently featured on ABC News' Good Morning America and in USA Today as part of the "Frugal Family Challenge" -- a featured segment that gives families around the country tailored savings tips and tracks their progress.
During Summer Savings, families who join Care.com to connect to local caregivers for their children, loved ones and home will enjoy a half off discount on their initial subscription cost. Summer Savings lowers the price of a one-year Care.com membership to $5 a month and gives families complete member benefits such as access to hundreds of thousands of caregivers nationwide, unlimited background checks of caregivers, and last-minute care options through Care-on-Call.
"Summer is the high season for care needs," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO and Founder of Care.com. "When schools are out of session, many parents have to find 40 hours a week or more of child care. We also see a jump in demand for tutors and private lessons instructors. And, as schedules change, families search for pet sitters and in-home senior caregivers, too. To fill the need, Care.com has recruited hundreds of thousands of babysitters, nannies and summer caregivers."
During the summer or year-round, Care.com helps families to find babysitters, nannies, special needs care, senior home care, pet sitters, tutors and housekeepers through a national network of trusted caregivers. Families in need of quality caregivers can search by ZIP code, service and pay rate to find the care providers in their area.
As an added benefit to care-seeking families, caregiver profiles include references and background checks, and a team of experienced moms reviews all caregiver profiles before listing them online. These measures provide families with extra layers of confidence and security when they make important decisions regarding their family care needs.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through--child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com for Recruiters service, Care.com also enables companies to find high-quality caregiving employees.
For more information, visit http://www.care.com.