For most Seniors, remaining independent in their own home on their terms is at the top of the list. However, the crippling effects of aging rob seniors of their desire to complete their life’s story with dignity and quality of life. The good news is that seniors can live their best life possible to the very end at home.
At some point, it will be necessary to acquire assistance from a caregiver. Bringing a caregiver into your home can be a big transition. That is why it is imperative to consider the following when choosing the right caregiver for your unique needs.
To start, we highly recommend utilizing an In-Home Care Agency when selecting your personal caregiver. In-Home Care Agencies are required to be licensed and accountable to the state. Agency Caregivers are employees, not independent contractors.
An Agency’s Responsibilities Include:
–Paying Social Security Tax
– Paying Medicare Tax
– Raying Pay Roll Tax
– Workers compensation
– Liability Insurance
– Background Checks
– Reference Checks
– Shift Scheduling
– Vacation Schedules
– Scheduling Shift Call-Offs
Caregiver Qualities Matter
Caregiving is the most intimate job in the world, so insist on making sure your caregiver is a match to your specific needs. A caregiver’s training and skills are only half the equation. The other half are the qualities of that caregiver.
These baseline qualities of an agency caregiver include:
– Relationship oriented and flexible to your needs.
– An agency caregiver should respect all boundaries and be socially sensitive to you and your family.
– Finally, a good caregiver is compassionate and motivated to adapt to your daily routines and always curious about you and your life story.
Choose an agency whose company culture promotes placing a caregiver in your home that is a match to your care and personal needs.
Imagine how it will feel with the RIGHT caregiver!
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