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Rent-a-Grandma Hires Out the Elderly for Childcare Services

By: Jordy Eleni - Published: Sep 26, 2012 • References: rentagrandma and neatorama
Rent-a-Grandma is an American childcare company with headquarters in Texas and Virginia. Visitors to the site get to 'be a grandma' or 'hire a grandma' while perusing promising franchise opportunities.

The heads of Rent-a-Grandma pitch the babysitting service as a logical alternative. Babysitters are typically young and inexperienced, a reality that is often unsettling for parents with small children.

The hiring of grandmothers to supervise children may be an unexplored option. According to the promotional film, their aged employees are attentive, seasoned and competent, and are moreover free from the technological distractions that are known to come with the use of smartphones and social media tools. The benefits of the concept may allow the senior rental service to take off.