8 Things to Know About Hiring In-Home Care Providers

 

Passare.com shutterstock 148295255 8 Things to Know About Hiring In Home Care Providers Long Term Care Health Care End of Life Management end of life planning end of life elder care Like choosing assisted living or nursing care, hiring an in-home care provider is an important personal decision. Candidates must be trustworthy, dependable and competent.
The interview process may be time-intensive. Yet the more research and time you invest during the hiring process, the greater success you’ll have finding the right in-home provider to meet your own or a loved one’s long-term care needs.

Know Your Needs
Whom you choose will in part depend on your needs. For example, hiring someone to do shopping or yard maintenance is different from needing medication management, live-in or hands-on personal care. Ask your healthcare provider to help you determine the specific care and support you need.

Ask for Referrals
Ask doctors, trusted advisors, friends, coworkers, religious affiliations or local hospitals to recommend reliable providers.

Interview Candidates Personally
Pre-qualify candidates by phone before a personal interview. Consider meeting at a public venue before bringing the candidate to your home. It’s also important to meet agency care providers before hiring to ensure that they are the right fit for your needs. Ask candidates why they are interested in the home health field. Listen to their answers. Are they enthusiastic or are their answers vague and brief? Does their personality seem compatible with yours or your loved one’s?

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