Many aging adults require intensive 24/7 care, so nursing homes are sometimes the best option. However, many seniors decide to age at home. In-home caregivers provide care that allows aging adults to continue the usual routine at their homes.
Finding a trustworthy person to take care of your loved one is not an easy task. However, here are some tips to help you find a reliable and responsible caregiver.
- Appoint an Interview with the Potential Caregiver
While interweaves with prospective caregivers may take time, this is the best way to get to know the person who will potentially take care of your loved one and gather as much information as possible about their abilities and competencies.
- Ask for References and Past Experience
References can be a valuable source of information about a caregiver as people who are happy with caregiving services will be eager to recommend that person. Anyway, a potential caregiver who is not willing or able to provide references certainly calls for caution.
Also, review a person’s experience to learn how long they have been performing caregiving services.
- Ask friends for Referrals.
It is always a good idea to ask for referrals from people you know and trust. These can be your family and friends, coworkers, people in your medical community, physicians, etc.