Top Tips For Selecting a Home Care Provider for a Senior Loved One
There are a number of facets involved in selecting a home care provider for an older adult. In our continued quest to help families sort through their options for home care with knowledge and confidence, the following are three tips to remember:
With a professional home care agency, you don’t need to worry about determining what services are best for a particular situation. Prior to starting care, the agency will come to the home and, through a series of questions, be able to develop a care plan that is customized to the situation and suits the particular needs associated with the person needing care. The agency may also work with the client’s physician or others on the care team, and help coordinate additional care services as needed.
Who Manages the Care?
A professional home care agency may have a supervisor, frequently a nurse, who will perform regular check-ins and update the care plan as needs change. Many clients also work with an expert geriatric care manager to aid in coordinating care and serving as the client’s advocate.
Care needs can range from basic assistance with daily activities and personal care to skilled healthcare to rehabilitative services and back to basic assistance. A professional home care agency can help make these care transitions as smooth as can be, providing recommendations, coordinating care needs and assisting with the transitions.
We hope that your decision to choose a home care provider is beginning to become clearer. Hiring a caregiver or companion through an established home care agency, such as Hired Hands Homecare, is always the safest option. We’d love the opportunity to speak with you and share how we can help a senior you love rediscover joy in life through the companionship of our compassionate caregivers, while remaining independent and safe in the home. Reach out to us at (866) 940-4343 or complete our online contact form to learn more about our trusted at home caregivers in Marin and the surrounding communities.