Assisting Hands Home Care provide a personality compatibility test to both the home health aide and your elderly parent (or you, if necessary). These types of screening measures will help to ascertain that the caregiver will work well with each other. In addition, personal interviews, involving your parent and the caregiver can be typically arranged. You and your parents should prepare questions and the caregiver will probably have questions for them too!
Tips to Consider When Choosing a Caregiver During this Holiday Season
- Be sure to work out the details of work duties for the home health aide – There should be a written plan of the duties that the aide will be performing.
- Be sure the caregiver has the proper training and certifications – If your parents have any special needs, such as memory loss or special diets, you need to be sure that the home health aide has had training in those areas and or can accommodate the needs.
- Be sure to confirm with the home care agency about liability insurance – One sould find out if the aide and/or the agency provides liability insurance and if the aide is bonded for potential damages.
- Be sure to know how accessible and available your caregivers are – You should find out if there is a number your parents can call around the clock if they were to need immediate assistance.
In all, there are a lot of points to consider when you are hiring a home health aide for your elderly parents living in Southern Palm Beach County, including Boca Raton and Delray Beach (check “locations we serve“). While all needs are critically important to your parents care and well being, you need to find the best match possible. It can be dangerous to hire the wrong caregiver and it is best to do some hard work upfront to ascertain the right choice is made.
To learn more about how Assisting Hands can help you and your elderly parent, watch this short video shared below and feel free to call us anytime at (561) 404-0550: