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Top 7 Duties to Look for While Hiring Senior Caregivers

Top 7 Duties to Look for While Hiring Senior Caregivers

Searching for the perfect caregiver in Walnut Creek can be a difficult task. Each caregiver has a different style of working, but they all should offer a variety of the same services. When you’re trying to decide which caregiver is right for you, there are seven duties that you should look for when hiring.

Medical Assistance

If you or your loved one has a large number of prescriptions that need to be taken, it’s important that the caregiver is able to help administer these medications. It’s easy for seniors to forget to take their important medications. Caregivers can help make sure they are never forgotten.


Transportation is a very important task. You want to find a caregiver who is willing to drive their patient to and from doctor’s appointments, church, grocery stores, pharmacies, and any other daily activities.


Throughout the years, daily activities seem to get more and more difficult. Keeping up with some light housekeeping tends to be one of the most common things that seniors need help with. Always hire a caregiver who is willing to lend a helping hand with housekeeping.

Meal Preparation

Cooking can often require you to stand for extended periods of time. As you grow older, standing can begin to cause unwanted pain. Food preparation can become increasingly difficult throughout the years. A caregiver should be able to help prepare and cook meals for your loved one, and participate in grocery shopping.


As we age, it becomes more difficult to transfer in and out of bed, the bathtub, and chairs. A proper caregiver will be able to help their patient move in and out of the tub with ease.

Basic Needs

There are certain daily activities that are simply too difficult for seniors to perform on their own. Getting dressed in the morning, doing their hair, make-up, or nails, bathing, and going to the bathroom can all be tasks that a caregiver should be able to help with.


Most importantly, the caregiver you hire should be able to spend time with whomever they are taking care of. Whether they watch a movie together, read a book, sing a song, play a card game, or go for a walk, they need to be able to spend time with one another.

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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
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!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!


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