What: ElderCare.com helps caregivers find live-in or part-time jobs taking care of elderly and disabled adults

Expected pay: $10 – $20 per hour

Husl$core: $$

Where: Nationwide (theoretically, but they may have no jobs in your town)

Requirements: Be over the age of 18; legally permitted to work in the U.S; pass a criminal and sex offender background check.


ElderCare.com is one of a number of sites offered by a Toronto-based company called CareGuide. They operate sites for housekeepers; pet sitters and nannies, including the poorly-rated Nanny Lane.

Job opportunities listed on the site are sparse. And when you get to the last step in the sign-up process, you’ll find out that listing your services on this site will cost you $12 a month or $101 a year. There is a  free “basic” membership, but it does not allow you to respond to messages, so it’s obviously not an option if you actually want work.

Theoretically, if a parent paid for a membership, you could respond to them for free as a basic member. But, by and large, the site is set up to make it difficult for any job-seeker that isn’t paying to play. And there’s no indication that you get a selection of well-paying jobs in return.

We suggest you find eldercare opportunities elsewhere, such as Carelinx and Care.com.

What their users say:

Because of the common name, it was impossible to find verifiable reviews of this company. If you’ve signed up to work through them, we would love to hear from you. Please click “contact us” and tell us about the experience. 

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