Advice on screening in home care agencies

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    Abby58
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    I need to put together some in home care for my husband and am hoping to get some advice. What should I look for in a Home Care agency? What should I watch out for? Is state certification important? Should I be concerned about caregivers coming into my home and possibly stealing things? I have a list of agencies, and it’s clear that some are small operations. I do want the best care, but my budget is also limited. Any advice? Thanks much.

    #948

    geriatricmanager
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    You do need to research home care agencies to find one that has good quality home care and meets your needs. Interview the agency to find out whether the services you need are included, staff training and expertise, and your medical coverage of the needed services. Check with your doctor, social worker, or hospital discharge planner about home care agencies in your area. They usually have worked with home care agencies and know which ones can be counted on to respond best to the needs of their patients. Information and referral services may be offered through your local Area Agency on Aging, local United Way chapter, the Visiting Nurse Association, or the nearest chapter of your American Cancer Society. Ask friends in your area about any home health care agencies they have used or heard about. You can also check your local yellow pages under “home care,” “home health care,” and “nurses.” http://www.care.com is another resource you can use to find caregivers in your area.

    #1647

    AntoniaBanks
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    You need to research about home care center facilities and yes! state certification is an important thing.  There are many companies that providing assisted living facilities. You just need to look their facilities what kind of treatment they are providing their clients and sure you must have a guided tour in their company and for your further help, you must visit at Tennysoncourt. Hope you’ll like their services and the other facilities.

    #1758

    chris123
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    Hi Abby, understanding the advantages of home care services and knowing what questions to ask helps you pick the right service provider. Try to get suggestions from the experienced people. If you choose a reputed and certified service means you will not need to be worried about stealing things. Here’s a blog which explains some questions you should consider in order to determine if it’s the right solution for your needs – http://www.c-care.ca/blog/home-care/3-questions-ask-considering-home-care-service-elders/ . Hope it will be useful for you. All the best!

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by chris123.
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    john211
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    Choosing a care giver is a task which should be given more care. We are giving our loved ones to them, so we should make sure about their safety.

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