Hiring a driver for a grandparent
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to find and hire a driver for older adults? We want to hire a responsible and experienced driver to drive one, sometimes two older people to a variety of destinations. This would be to medical appointments and grocery shopping but also to enjoyable places, like Tilden Park and the botanical gardens for walks.
We are thinking of starting around 4 hours a day, something like 10a.m - 2 p.m., initially one or two days a week, but may want to increase the number of days in the future.
In particular I'm curious if anyone has had success hiring elder-friendly drivers through caregiver listing services like Care.com, craigslist or elsewhere. We have explored ride services like GoGoGrandparent and HopSkipDrive, but we are looking for something more consistent and flexible (not having to set up a ride way in advance).
Also, it would be very helpful if you have suggestions for how to vet a safe driver, as well as suggested hourly pay. Thank you. Laura