In the past, families had the option of hiring caregivers privately or working with an agency. Kindly combines the affordability of private care with the safety and convenience of the agency model.
We charge a service fee of 25%, which is added to the rate that you negotiate with the caregiver. For example, if you pay the caregiver $15/hr, your estimated cost is $20.55/hr (incl. our fee of $3.75/hr and tax).
We initiate background checks for every Kindly caregiver who you choose to interview, and thousands of caregivers have already been fully cleared and are available to start working immediately. More importantly, we spend time with each caregiver and ensure that they are someone we would let take care of our own family members.
Kindly sources and vets your caregivers, provides general and professional liability insurance, a mobile app for scheduling and task management, as well as a payroll and tax preparation service.
Our mobile app makes scheduling and management of caregivers a breeze. Just enter a time, select the tasks and you're done. At the end of the shift you get a work summary and an update on your loved one.
The IRS classifies privately hired caregivers as employees, who should have their taxes withheld. Kindly does this all for you, and we also provide you with signature-ready tax paperwork at the end of the year.