Learn about our 2021 Host Family of the Year finalist!

Congratulations to all of our host families who have been nominated by their care professionals for our annual Host Family of the Year Award! The live-in caregiver relationship is a unique one, and these families have gone over and above to not only make their care professionals feel welcome, but to encourage their professional and

Quiz: What’s a Heilerziehungspfleger?

Au pair and little boy frequently asked questions PROaupair

A Heilerziehungspfleger or “HEP” for short, is a Special Needs Care provider who has completed a five-year advanced degree in assisting, caring, educating and helping children and adults with disabilities and special care requirements. They provide personal and hygiene assistance including toileting, bathing, lifting, feeding (including feeding tubes) and other daily support needs. They make

Apex Addresses US Families' Need for Live-in Special Needs Care During Covid with the Addition of American Care Professionals

Today, Apex Social, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting education, travel and cultural exchange, announced an expansion effort focused on matching American students and graduates trained in special education, occupational, physical or speech therapy with carefully vetted American host families for a professional gap year, where they are able to play a lead role in guiding