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In-Home Caregivers Standing by Nationwide to Support Increased Need Due to Swine Flu
Date:5/4/2009's Caregivers Prepared with Flu Preparedness Information from American Red Cross

CHICAGO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As school districts across the nation are closing down due to the swine flu (H1N1 flu outbreak), millions of parents are now searching for safe and reliable in-home caregiver options. In response to this recent flu outbreak, is offering parents a 20 percent discount to for the month of May.

With over a million caregiver profiles online across the country specializing in five care divisions, is the nation's leading source for babysitters, nannies and senior companions for loved ones during this critical time. As the leader of online care,'s caregiver profiles contain detailed information on each caregiver, including experience, pictures, contact information, background checks, references and parent reviews. has briefed its caregivers on the current flu situation, and has specifically equipped its caregivers nationwide with flu preparedness information from the American Red Cross. The information provided includes a list of common flu symptoms, a flu preparedness checklist, and tips for coping emotionally with the flu.

" is working with the American Red Cross to provide caregivers across the nation with flu prevention information," said Genevieve Thiers, founder and CEO of "Parents who need help can go to and enter promo code FLU20 to get a 20 percent discount towards their signup fee."

About, the inventor of online caregiving, is America's largest and most trusted online source for child care, pet care, senior care, housekeeping and tutoring. As the industry leader in online care, Sittercity has a network of more than a million caregiver profiles nationwide, and helps families and individuals across America find the perfect in-home care provider quickly, easily and safely. Sittercity's care seekers can use the company's four-step screening process -- which includes checking references, reading caregiver reviews, conducting interviews and reviewing background checks - to handpick their perfect match. Sitter profiles also come with photos, experience, training, certifications, availability calendars, reviews and more. The pioneer of its field, Sittercity has been featured by thousands of media outlets, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many more. Sittercity has also received 10 national awards, including a U.S. Small Business Administration award in 2006 from President Bush, and three international awards, including first place in the prestigious UPS "Out of the Box" Small Business contest. Sittercity's Corporate Program now serves a number of marquee clients, including Avon, Mastercard, FOX Networks, Pitney Bowes, and Monster Worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at

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