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Safety 101: 3 Tips For Hiring the Right Caregiver

We understand the decision to hire a caregiver for your loved one can be tough.  You may want to be able to provide constant care.  This may not be an option for every family, though.  In the event you find yourself searching for a home caregiver, you’ll need to make sure your loved one is safe and happy.  We have these tips for you to ensure you’ve chosen the safest match.

  1. Narrow Your List Down.   One of the first parts of ensuring your loved one’s safety and happiness is reading in-depth profiles of the caregivers.  This gives you a chance to get to know a caregiver prior to even meeting them.  You can spot any concerns and address them, or decide to leave someone off your list of considered caregivers.  Having a qualitative list is key.  You may only end up with a few candidates, but you’ll know these are the best fit for your needs.
  2. Use Vetted Services. Be sure to only use services that provide a background check and screening, such as Halikierra Home Care.  It’s of utmost importance to properly vet the folks who will be in your home.  Thanks to Halikierra’s background checked and fully screened caregivers, you can rest assured your loved one and home are safe when you’re away.   In addition to using these services, think about compiling a list of important questions to ask during the interview.  Finding out if a caregiver has bad habits early on may help you avoid future problems.
  3. Monitor Your Caregiver.   One of the best ways to do this is to drop in unexpectedly.  Naturally, people want to believe the best in everyone.  Sometimes, behavioral issues manifest in unlikely candidates.  Perhaps it’s as simple as your caregiver spending too much time on the phone and not enough with your loved one.  This may be easily corrected with a simple conversation and re-adjusting expectations.  It’s important to gather feedback (if possible) from your loved one, or even neighbors who are home often.

Whether you’re still considering home care, or you’re ready to schedule interviews with a caregiver and get someone hired, Halikierra is here.  We understand the tough choice of hiring a caregiver, but we strive to make it easier on you.  If you have questions, or would like to speak with one of our friendly staff members, feel free to call us at 888-243-1319.  For more information about the services we offer, visit us at http://halikierrahomecare.com/services/.

 

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