Hiring the right elder care services for a family member is key to maintaining the well-being of your loved one. Help can range from short-term, routine care to long-term assistance. Non-medical caregivers accommodate the needs of the clients in their care. The duties that aides often assist with include, but are not limited to, meal preparation, hygiene, local transportation to doctor’s appointments and light housekeeping. You’ll find peace of mind in hiring the right home care provider to be responsible for these tasks.
Where do you start when looking for the right caregiver? Most frequently, home health assistants are found via two routes: home care agencies and direct hire. Evaluate your needs carefully before committing to the time and expense of hiring the best fit.
Numerous responsibilities are involved with hiring a caregiver directly. As the employer, you hire, fire, train and handle all payroll taxes. If your caregiver becomes unexpectedly sick, you’ll have to determine how to handle the temporary lack of care upon which you and your loved one has come to depend. Any disputes will have to be resolved by you, as the employer.
Juggling the whole host of scenarios when becoming an employer is a major task, one which may at times precede an existing job or family responsibilities. Hiring a home health agency to send a well-suited caregiver to provide for your loved one’s needs is a comforting route many families choose. The benefits of using a home care agency like Assisting Hands Serving Miami are numerous:
Agencies are licensed
Reliable, non-medical home care agencies, like Assisting Hands Home Care, are licensed by the state. The company’s staff of caregivers are bonded and insured. Each member of the caregiving team at Assisting Hands is also trained in CPR and first aid. Home health aides are skilled and trained to provide exceptional care.
The right fit is possible
Assisting Hands Serving Miami, like other home health agencies, employ a wide variety of skilled aides. Some non-medical caregivers may be more appropriate for certain conditions from which a loved one suffers. Enlisting an agency to find a suitable caregiver ensures you will have a wide range of aides from which to choose.
When home health aides become sick, Assisting Hands Serving Miami promptly accommodates you with a substitute. If you are uncomfortable with the first choice the agency sends to your home, you are welcome to request an alternate caregiver. If clients have needs at atypical hours, a caregiver from Assisting Hands can meet the demands of unpredictable or inconsistent schedules.
Financial strains are lessened
Finding ways to finance home health care can be time consuming, given the many options, from Medicare for low-income clients to private health insurance. Affordability increases if clients require only a few hours per week. Hiring through an agency for long-term care can be more expensive. However, depending on the state, long-term care health insurance can at times be an option to cover the costs of caregivers sent by a home care agency. In these instances, the policy criteria must be met to be a viable option.
Assisting Hands Serving Miami is a trusted name serving the Miami, FL community. Our strong reputation stems from both our commitment to serving the needs of our elderly population and our dedication to providing exceptional, quality care. When it comes time to hiring the best caregiver to suit your family’s needs, choose the consideration and care offered by Assisted Hands Serving Miami.