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    where do you guys post ads for caregivers?

    I am having the hardest time trying to find a new caregiver. I was fortunate enough to have a caregiver for four years and she got into a car accident. She is fine but she will not be able to continue doing this type of work. I have posted on craigslist, nursing schools boards, care.com, and have sent out word of mouth. I'm trying to find a PCA not with an agency, but I might have to go that way. I live in a big city and I can't seem to find anyone willing to take this job.

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    Must be an Illinois thing cause I can't find help either. I did have 1 I found on care.com but he moved. Craigslist is where most people advertise but I've never been able to find anyone there. I have also use a couple of groups on facebook for our county. What part of IL are you from?

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    Cable TV in my area. So much money per line per day.

    Try a local news paper.

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    I have had good luck with both care.com and craigs. However, the first one I hired was through an agency. I lured her away and she has been with me for almost 8 years. Maybe you have to look at the content of your ads to be sure there are no turnoffs.
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    Used CraigsList when I was managing my mom's attendants. A lot of it has to do with the job category you put your ad in, and how you write your ad. I nearly always had at least 15 calls or e-mails within 3-4 hours after placing the CraigsList ad, and this was in the Los Angeles urban area.

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    I typically do our local community Pennysaver, shopper's guide, and other geographically limited community distribution newsletter/booklets first. The rates are not too expensive and you could almost be guaranteed that the response will be from people that are close by. For $300 you can get 2 to 4 weeks of advertising in three publications resulting in a response of over 50 people from whom I can usually stomach taking a risk on one of them, naturally after checking references and paying for a background check. Even this however, does not guarantee that flakes and weirdos don't make it past your employment firewall.

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    I always had pretty good luck with craigslist when I lived alone. I refined my add to this:
    Caregiver needed for a 35year old C-5/6 male quadriplegic. Job duties would include cooking, cleaning, helping me with my daily living activities, the occasional wound care,, driving, and basically being my fingers when I need things done. I try to keep things simple and little bit fun. Requirements would be dependability, dependability, and a general good nature, and oh yeah, did I mention dependability. Also, dependable transportation and fluent English are a must. There is occasional wound care but probably not for long which easily can be taught. Experience would help but is not necessary. I have no problem training people for a relatively simple job. I am looking for someone in their 20s to 40s considering we'd be spending a large amount of time together, but that's not set in stone. I do have a dog so if that's a problem let me know. The hours I'm looking to fill would be Weekend days from 10 AM until roughly 1 PM at $9/an hour and weeknights from 8 PM until 10 PM at $20 a night. I am looking for 2 separate caregivers If this job interests you send me an e-mail with your phone number. If you have any experience, please note that also I'm located in North Phoenix around 64th St. and cactus roads.

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