Sarah W.

$. / hr

Yorktown, VA

About Sarah

Caregiving Services & Expertise

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      Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

      Skills & Expertise

      • Senior Care
      • Elder Care
      • Home Care

      Languages

      • English

      Experience & Education

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