It’s never an easy task selecting someone to care for those you love, especially when you are entrusting this person with the care of one of your elderly parents or relatives. When choosing a care provider, there are a few essential requirements, and all reputable organizations will have no issues covering these basics for your peace of mind. Before you select a care provider, be sure that these areas have all been addressed.
1. Are They Reputable
This one goes without saying, but it is essential that the care provider you choose has a good and long standing reputation within the community. A quick search online will provide you with a wealth of reviews and information about any organization, and some companies will even give access to client testimonials on their website.
2. Who is Designing and Recommending the Plan of Care?
Just about anyone can provide a house sitter, but that is often not the best course of action. A good care provider will conduct an in-home assessment by a Care Manager who is a Registered Nurse and an expert in geriatric care. These Care Managers will make certain you get the level of care you need.
3. Who is Providing Care?
Not all organizations are the same and here are a few questions you should ask:
Often there is no better judgement than your own. It’s important to trust your gut instinct in situations, especially one as important as a care provider for your loved ones. It’s important not to be fooled by a flashy website or fancy office space, but to get a feeling for the caregivers and how they interact with the elderly
Once you’ve chosen a care provider for your loved one that makes you feel safe, secure, and generally happy with your decision, then it will make the caregiving journey that much easier.
We all want the very best for our loved ones, and want to reciprocate the many years of loving care they gave us when we were younger. By selecting a caregiver or organization that is trustworthy and which cares about the high quality of staff they provide, you will be left feeling confident that they can do the best possible job of caring for your loved one