Safety measures done with skill is a critical need for seniors, especially during times of crisis. Whether you require long-term, short-term, or specialized care, it’s essential to choose a dedicated at home Alzheimer’s care provider that has a big heart for offering the best in skilled care and serving your senior well, no matter the circumstances.
Qualified caregivers that go the extra mile can be hard to find, that’s why we want to help you find the perfect companion. The ability to help others live their fullest life at home is what should drive your qualified Alzheimer’s caregiver. Most everyone enjoys living with the comforts of home and being able to gather with loved ones whenever they please. Yet, for those who are older, living at home can often be a challenge without qualified outside help.
So how do you find a safe caregiver? Here are a few tips to help guide your search:
1. Assess the home care needs
Before you go out looking for home care providers, know precisely why a caregiver is needed. Determine what is required and the type of skill that matches the needs of your loved one. Is there a requirement for additional assistance with household care, personal care, or health care? Maybe the primary focus is on providing a companion to escort or drive your older adult to appointments and outings. Or is there a need for non-medical personal care such as dressing, bathing, toileting, and meal preparation? No matter what type of care your loved one needs, our nurse coordinated caregivers are here to provide the best support for their specific needs.
The type of experience and skill a caregiver has to offer is a vital component in finding a caregiver who is a perfect fit. Does your senior need someone to help with shopping, housecleaning, running errands, bill paying, or money management? Selecting the right caregiver can be crucial for helping their overall health and wellbeing.
2. Prepare a job description
Take the time to sit down and write a job description. Make a detailed list of what the job entails, this can help your home care provider make an accurate care plan. For everyone involved, it’s crucial to be honest and upfront about what tasks are needed. Be sure to include any details related to a certain level of healthcare training (for example, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, Registered Nurse) being able to drive or able to operate special equipment. You don’t want to hire a caregiver and then find out later that they’re not qualified.
3. Stay local and find a locally run home care provider
Research the local home care providers in your community and read online reviews. If you know someone else who has used a caregiver provider, follow up on that lead. Make sure your home care provider has a dedication to the communities they serve. Ensure you get personal and locally based care by asking about their personalized care plans.
After determining which home care provider you’ll work with, ask to interview the potential in-home caregiver. Prepare a list of clear and concise questions to ask, and don’t go exclusively on a resume. Once it’s time to schedule an interview, you may wish to invite a family member or friend to provide a helpful second opinion. An interview is a useful tool for determining a person’s personality. From the interview, you can get a sense if it’s a locally run service. A home care provider that brings you skilled care alongside a focus on the communities they live and work in can deliver good personalized care plans.
About Home Care Providers
A dedication to the quality of care and maintaining high standards is what helps set Home Care Providers apart. Our caregivers, LVNs, CNA’s, CHHA’s, and RN’s go through a rigorous hiring process and are continually reviewed and monitored by our dedicated team to ensure the highest level of care. For more information, call us at (714) 671-6877 or schedule a consultation here.
Home Care Providers has been bringing skilled at-home care services to Southern California for over 30 years. We are BBB accredited, as well as members of the Home Care Association of America, California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) and Regional Center of Orange County.