Do I pay for my own background check?
Yes, Friends pay $19.95 to SentryLink for their own background checks. The background check creates the safest environment for Elders and peace of mind for the Families.
Is there any training or certification required to be a Friend?
Amia requires that Friends complete the Orientation. The Orientation covers Amia’s methodology for visits and boundaries for the visits. Being a Friend does not require state certification.
How much money will I make per hour, after I’ve visited with an Elder?
We’ve set the minimum hourly rate at $25. You have the option to charge more per hour. The hourly rate is split between you and Amia based on the chart below.
Contact us, if you are charging an hourly rate not listed here and we’ll tell you the split.
What are the steps to become an Amia Friend?
We welcome you to become an Amia Friend! Here are the steps:
- Sign the Amia contract.
- Setup your Amia profile, including setting up a Stripe account to receive payments.
- Run a national background check and have SentryLink share it with Amia.
- Interview with Amia online, and we’ll contact your references.
- Complete the Amia Orientation.
You can complete these tasks at your own pace. Let us know if you have any questions: (970) 426-5880 or Support@AmiaFriends.com