I've been a private live in caregiver for a number of years now, working with a variety of clients with a wide range of needs. I have been looking to move on from my current client job but am finding it very difficult to find another family who wants to hire a private caregiver. This is confusing to me because as a caregiver who started out working through an agency, and who still works sometimes with employees of an agency for fill in purposes at my clients home, I have experienced firsthand how unreliable and problematic agencies are. The only two caregivers that my current clients family employed who have stuck around, and taken quality care of their mother are me and my coworker, both of whom who are private hire. Anytime we try to involve agencies in the mix it always brings drama, irresponsibility, and un-vetted caregivers into the home of my client. That being said, I know that my clients family is not unique in their experience with agencies as I have heard many horror stories from friends, and acquaintances with elderly loved ones. So why is it that people don't seem to look elsewhere for quality experienced caregivers?