The Average Daily Income of a Care Professional

This blog debunks the misconception that Home Instead's Care Professionals are paid less than other providers by shedding light on the overlooked aspects of their income.

There’s a prevailing misconception that the Care Professionals at Home Instead are paid less than their counterparts at other care providers, so why would anyone choose to work for us? The reality is quite different, what people often don’t realise is that there are many factors and benefits you receive when working for us. This blog goes into detail on how we pay our care staff, and why Home Instead might be the right choice for you.

How other providers work

The way that the majority of care providers pay their staff is simple; you are paid a set wage, and that is exactly how much you can expect to earn for every hour worked. Because of this, these providers can afford to pay slightly more per hour which creates the illusion that their staff are better paid than those at Home Instead. Most other providers will not pay their Care Professionals for travel time, mileage and some don’t even pay for training. On top of this, a lot of providers offer visits of 30 to even 15 minutes, which means Care Pros are always in a hurry to complete tasks and spend all day driving from one visit to another.

How Home Instead works

It’s true that our hourly rate is less than many other care providers, however when taking into account the additional payments and benefits we provide you will see why we pay our care staff this way. We offer reimbursement pay for the mileage you drive between visits as well as additional pay for the time it takes you to travel. 
There are many more perks to expect when you work for Home Instead. One of the benefits we provide is free access to a private GP anytime you need. We understand better than most how frustrating it can be to deal with your general practitioner, which is why we want our staff to have the best possible healthcare 24/7.

If you think that becoming a Care Professional at Home Instead could be the right career for you, find out more below.

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