Discover how 24 Home Care is delivering S.A.F.E.R. care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Click to learn more

6 Questions to Ask When Hiring an In Home Care Assistant



home care assistantIf you have an aging loved one, it may be time to think about hiring a senior in home caregiver to help them with their daily activities and ensure they are safe. The cost, both financially and emotionally, of long-term caregiving extends beyond the senior into their family. On average, 83% of primary caregivers contributed financially during the long-term care situation of their loved one, so it is important that you choose a home care assistant that you trust.

Here are some questions to make sure to ask during your senior care interview.
Q: What is your background? Do you have any experience in caregiving? If so, explain.
It is always a good idea to start with a broad question to give you a general sense of the person. You will want to look for patterns that show experience being compassionate, interacting with people, and experience working independently.

Q: What specifically makes you qualified for working with my loved one?
If you have any requirements concerning specific skills, such as cooking, CPR, experience moving a person from a wheelchair to a bed, or bathing, make sure to speak up early.

Q: Why are you interested in being a home care assistant?
Their answer to this question will give you an idea of how committed they are to the profession.

Q: Are you comfortable with my loved one’s mental state?
It depends on the current condition of your loved one, but any caregiver needs to be completely comfortable with being around someone who may be silent, moody, angry, or have memory problems. These factors can sometimes intimidate assistants, so it is important to have full disclosure during the interview.

Q: Will you be able to pass a background check?
Even if you are hiring through an agency, this is always a very important detail to ask. If they have already been through the process with an agency, make sure to contact the agency to see what their process entailed.

Q: Are you bonded?
If a home care assistant is bonded, this means their work is insured. Having someone who is bonded can provide an extra level of reassurance; however, it is important to note that bonding coverage varies.

Asking these questions will help you pick out the perfect caregiver for your loved one, while giving you incredible peace of mind.

24 Hour Home Care IS THE LEADER
OF THE HOME CARE INDUSTRY

SEE ALL REASONS WHY

Watch How We Have Impacted Lives for 10 Years

Client Reviews

24 Hour Home Care review summary

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!

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!

LEARN MORE ABOUT TRUSTED CAREGIVERS

Reach out to your local 24 Hour Home Care® representative to receive a free in-home consultation today!

So that you and your loved one can experience the 24 Hour Home Care® difference!