Caregiving Rate Card

While most private duty agencies want you to call to “discuss” pricing, we believe at Keep Safe Care to be as transparent and upfront as possible. This is why we list our sliding fee scale for the most in demand services we offer in increasing skill needs: Companion Care, Non-Medical Home Care and Home Health Assistance. Of course, the less intensive your care needs are, usually the lower cost of the caregiving. A complete description of each type of services Keep Safe Care offers can be found here.

Keep Safe Care believes strongly in trying to keep costs down and wherever possible to pass any type of savings onto our clients. As such, when you require more hours of care, there is a reduction in our hourly rate as outlined in our rate card below. The price list compares three (3) types of care with three (3) quantities of care (hours). Please note: The national average for non-medical home care has now jumped to $32 per hour (source: Senior Service Business). The average cost of care for Austin, Texas is $30/hr with a minimum of 20 hours or $600 per week. Also, rates for early mornings, late night, weekends, and holidays may be higher.

As you can see, our prices tend to run lower than both the National and Local averages for caregiving, and unlike most other private duty agencies, we do not require minimum weekly hours of care. Also remember, Keep Safe Care PAYS our caregivers substantially more in wages, ensuring you get a more dependable, dedicated and reliable caregiver. As a rule Keep Safe Care pays 2/3s of the fees we charge to our clients (we call it The 2/3 Rule®), where our competition at most pays 40%. In most cases this amounts to a difference of $5 to $8 per hour to the caregiver.

If you require more than 30 hours of care, 24/7 care, or live-in care; or require physical, occupational or speech therapy please feel free to contact us. Note short-term, non-recurring rates will range between $35 and $50 per hour dependent on the number of hours and type of care delivered. Rates for less than 4 hours per week will range between $35 and $40 per hour.

How We Treat Our Caregivers

“We see caregivers as an asset that can be cultivated as opposed to an expense that can be replaced.”

This quotation is important for a number of reasons, but the primary one is because we want to employ caregivers who not only give superior, quality care, but who are reliable, dependable, courteous, trustworthy, and kind. The only way Keep Safe Care will attract and keep highly motivated and engaged caregivers is to treat them with respect, consider them as part of the team, pay them higher wages, empower them to make choices in their jobs and careers, and to offer training to advance their caregiving career.

While most agencies say they have great caregivers and boast about their quality, compassion, reliability, and experience; the industry average for turnover has risen to 83% and truancy (no-shows) is 25%. This begs the question: If these agencies treated their caregivers so well, why is there so much turnover and absenteeism?

So, how does Keep Safe Care combat these horrific truancy and turnover rates with caregivers? It starts with our caregivers and partners. We are passionate about treating our caregivers like responsible adults and giving them the tools to deliver great care. Secondly, Keep Safe Care strives to pay our caregivers substantially more than the industry average and we take less in profits from our clients. In small words, we are less greedy, or maybe, more generous. Finally, Keep Safe Care is constantly training our caregivers to improve their skills and value in the caregiving marketplace.
The result: better, more reliable, dependable, consistent care for you; better, happier, more committed caregivers for us.

Taken in combination, Keep Safe Care has reduced both truancy and staff turnover to under 5% and has become the Gold Standard of caregiving in America.

Thank you for your interest in Keep Safe Care. If you need immediate assistance, please call Jeffrey Fry at (512) 766-0150. Otherwise, please fill out the form below and we will get back within one (1) business day.
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