Your loved one is getting older and you and your family have made the difficult decision that you need some extra help. Allowing mom or dad to age in place is your goal and you have decided on utilizing in home care. Now that you have considered what services you will need and how to pay for them, the next step is choosing an in home caregiver service.

Interview Potential In Home Caregiver Agencies

The Home Care Associations of America recommends a list of questions to ask a potential in home care company, including:

  • How are caregivers recruited?
  • Are there backup caregivers available in the event of an emergency or scheduling conflict?
  • Are the caregivers insured?
  • Is the company responsible for payroll and taxes for the caregiver employees?
  • What types of background checks and screenings take place before hiring an employee?

Additional questions to ask include:

  • Is the agency Medicaid or Medicare certified?
  • Are the services that my loved one requires available?
  • Are there staff members available that fluently speak the language my loved one uses best to communicate?

Compare Key Information and Decide on An In Home Caregiver

After receiving answers to all of your pertinent questions regarding at home care for your loved one, it is time to decide which company is best for you and your family. To do so, make a list of qualifications, in order of importance, and remove any agencies that do not fulfill your top requirements. Compare the remaining agencies, including any added benefits that each may offer, and rank them in order of preference. Start with your number one choice and begin the process of acquiring an in home care provider. If the company you chose turns out not to be a good fit, continue down your list until you find a perfect match.

Why Choose Havenwood Caregiver Services?

At Havenwood Caregiver Services, we strive to be your number one option. We work hard to provide the best services and the best caregivers — we even offer a matchmaking service to ensure that the caregiver and client are a perfect fit. Our services can include meal preparation, light housekeeping, safety assessments, personal care, medication reminders, companionship, and transportation. We have a flexible schedule and strive to be available whenever you need us. A live person is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you.

Since your trust and the safety of your loved one are our priority, we also have a stringent hiring process. This helps to ensure that your in home care experience is the optimal. Each potential caregiver must successfully complete a personal and professional reference check and a criminal history background check. All of our caregivers are bonded and insured through Havenwood Caregiver Services and receive initial and ongoing training. We will also train our caregivers for specific situations when needed.

Visit our website and see why Havenwood Caregiver Services is the perfect choice for you and your loved one. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us and have the peace of mind that your loved one are well taken care of in their own home.