Care@Work by Care.com
Washington and Lee provides memberships with unlimited digital access to Care.com, the largest online care network, for employees to make finding the right care for your family easier. Just log on to your Care@Work benefit for Washington and Lee University page at www.care.com/wlu, and use your W&L email address to be added to create your account. You'll be able to search for care providers or post a job. Then review detailed profiles for interested care providers, including experience, availability, rates, photos, references, reviews, and background checks. Once you find a care provider that seems to be the right fit for your family, phone screen, live interview, and check references. Voila! Care need fulfilled!
Employees and spouses or partners who are unable to view the Care.com website due to visual impairment may contact Expert Assistance for help accessing the services provided by Care.com. An Expert Assistance specialist can post a job on the Care.com site, screen through applications, reach out to caregivers, and provide a short list of caregivers from which to hire care. Call 855-781-1303 and select extension #3 to reach Expert Assistance.
Some Care.com services to consider:
Have a 'last minute' care need? Use Care on Call for for back up child care, elder care, pet care, etc. The University subsidizes 60% of last minute or emergency child and elder care in order for you to attend to work responsibilities, the benefit covers up to $200 per employee per year. Use the back-up care reimbursement form on this page and submit to Human Resources for reimbursement.
Interested in finding W&L students for your care needs? Use College Caregivers to zero in on students interested in providing these services.
Find home care aides, transportation assistance, agencies, and other assistance.
The Senior Care Advisors are Master's level social workers who can assist in the many aspects of senior care planning. Care Advisors are available as a free service to benefits eligible employees over the phone and email. Your personal advisor can work with the entire family on important decision making, planning, navigating the many options for care and much more. For situations big and small, Senior Care Advisors are available to provide professional adult and senior care guidance.
Care Co-Ops are also based around trading care, but are for larger groups of families. Hours of child care are given "point" values instead of currency, and points are traded between members of the Co-Op for child care services rendered. Rules are defined in a "charter" between the families beforehand, and the Co-Ops are managed by an administrator on Care.com. Questions? Visit Child Care Co-ops 101.
Need periodic or ongoing housekeeping services? Post a job and let housekeepers contact you or search for housekeepers in our area.
Find tutors, teachers of private lessons and more!
Pet sitting, dog walking and pet care.
Care gigs might be house sitting, party cleanup, waiting for cable, delivery or service appointments, organizing and filing, grocery shopping or running errands - anything a personal assistant might do.