New Service Available for Locating Caregivers and Helpers

A graduate student sits on her front porch with her two young daughters.

Your 3-year-old’s day care provider is closed for the day, and you need to find backup care. You need someone to care for your pets while you are away on research.

To help with these types of situations, Cornell Human Resources is partnering with Care@Work (a platform), to provide free caregiver directory services to Cornell community members, including graduate and professional students.

With 11.4 million caregivers in its directory, and adding 1.5 million new caregivers each year, can help with out-of-state and long-distance caregiving needs as well. It also integrates such user-friendly features as reviews, scheduling tools and search functions.

Care@Work members have unlimited access and can search for babysitters, dog walkers, elder/adult care assistants, house cleaners, tutors and others who provide support at home. 

“Often one of the greatest struggles for our student-parents is to find high-quality care options for their child(ren) with the primary goal to be able to address their academic needs.  The Students with Families Advisory Committee quickly endorsed this online tool as a way to allow our student-parents some ease and comfort in selecting care providers for children of our student-parents,” said Janna Lamey, assistant dean for graduate student life. 

Learn more about CARE@ Work

Read the Cornell Chronicle article