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Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Hiring Caregiver Services

Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Hiring Caregiver Services

When your parents reach the age of needing a 24-hour caregiver, you don’t want to make any wrong decisions. Your parents took care of you, and now it’s your turn to take care of them. You can’t do it all, and that’s okay. You can hire a professional caregiver that will help you and your parents. When you’re searching for the right caregiver, make sure to avoid these four mistakes.

Putting It Off

If you put off picking out the correct caregiver for your family, you might decide to go with a company that doesn’t fit any of your needs. Elderly people can sometimes begin to have rapid declines in their health. When this happens, it can be easy to make quick and hasty decisions that you will regret. If you need to hire a caregiver almost immediately, it is easy to hire someone who isn’t a professional, and that is the biggest mistake you can make.

Focus on the Individual and the Company

When you hire a professional caretaker for your parents, it’s easy to get carried away in the details of the company instead of the individual caretaker. It’s important to gather a good idea of the company’s standards, but you need to remember that your parents will be spending all of their time with the individual and not with the company. You need to make sure the individual is someone that your parents will enjoy spending time with.

Not Staying Involved

It’s very important to stay involved in your parents’ lives after you make the switch to caregiver services. Make sure to stay in contact with your parents even after the caregiver leaves. There is always a chance that your parents don’t feel that their needs are being met or respected. If that’s the case, you are your parents voice. You are able to switch caregivers whenever you feel necessary.

Not Keeping Everyone in the Loop

You may be the primary person your parents go to when they need something. You have been taking care of them for years because other family members have been too lazy or live too far away to help you. If this is the case, be sure to inform the whole family about the steps you’ve taken in hiring a full time caretaker.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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