How do you know when your loved one is ready for in home health care? How do you choose someone you can trust and is reliable?
Eldercare has a great resource that provides a list of 20 questions to think about as you are hiring an in home care provider. Questions like:
- How long has the agency been serving this community? and
- How closely do supervisors oversee care to ensure quality?
may seem obvious.
Check through the entire list and use it as a guideline when meeting your potentials.
Once you make your selection, it also provides you with a list of things to tell the health care worker. Even little things can make a caregivers job a lot easier. You may know your loved one’s likes and dislikes; the caregiver doesn’t. Having key pieces of information can save both your loved one and the caregiver frustration.