If you are having trouble with chores, grocery shopping, running errands, and remembering appointments, you may want to consider the services of a concierge provider. Once thought to be a luxury only the affluent could afford, now concierge services are available to anyone and include a long list of chores and tasks that you need done today.
You can find more than 300 personal assistants and over 300 personal errand runners in the Phoenix area, averaging between $11.75 and $13.00 per hour, according to Care.com.
The larger mass-market concierge services, like Amazon Home Services and Taskrabbit, are also available to find local providers. Simply post the task or project you need done and the sites will match you with contractors in the area. The contractors can send you a proposal with negotiable rates. With Amazon, you can use your preferred payment method on file to pay for the project. These companies can put you in touch with providers that will help with lawn and garden, furniture assembly, home repair and maintenance, and more.
Envoy is a concierge service that is quickly growing across the country. The company can help you with senior care, errands, grocery shopping and delivery, housekeeping, and local transportation to appointments. The subscription service costs $19 per month with additional rates and fees for specific services. Grocery shopping and personal shopping is billed at $12 per store plus 10 percent of the total amount of the purchases. Local rides to the doctor, therapy, and salon is $25 per hour. At-home help and errands, including light housekeeping and laundry is $25 per hour. When you sign up to begin service, you can receive a 30 day free trial.
GrubHub is a restaurant delivery service that gives you access to the menus of dozens of eateries in the Phoenix area. Place a minimum order and your meal is delivered to your door for a small delivery fee. You can choose from restaurants like Burger Rush Central, Maryln’s Fish and Chips, Armadillo Grill, Sauce Pizza and Wine, Stacy’s Pampered Pig, and 24th Street Pizza and Gyros.
Cheryl’s Concierge provides non-medical aid to seniors. The concierge assistants can help you with cleaning, medication reminders, meal preparation, errands, shopping, laundry, and pet care. If you are a busy caregiver, the company can provide you with respite care and companionship visits with your loved one.
Lifestyle Concierge Services is a personal concierge service and senior care service in one. The concierge professionals can help you with shopping, refilling prescriptions, transportation to appointments, wait service, meal delivery, home organization, pet care, and scheduling appointments like medical, therapy, salon, manicures, and pedicures. You can purchase packages or pay at the basic hourly rate of $65.
Before giving any personal information to a concierge provider, compare companies online at the Better Business Bureau and other directories. You can find reviews for several companies. Check with the management to confirm background checks are clean and that each employee is trained and insured. Your neighbors may have recommendations for local companies too.
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