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Important Things to Consider before Hiring A Caregiver

Important Things to Consider before Hiring A Caregiver

The life expectancy of the average American has increased dramatically over the past century. Previously, seniors were lucky to live past the age of 68whereas now, they are living well into their 80s and 90s. One in five of these seniors will develop some sort of impairment or illness that will render them unable to care for themselves in their advanced years. Without the ability to perform basic tasks, the care often falls on family members. Some families opt for rehabilitation centers when their loved ones are no longer independent.

While care centers are an option, there may be a better choice. Homecare in Danville allows seniors to remain in their homes while still receiving the care and assistance needed to maintain their quality of life. An in-home care provider may visit your home daily, weekly, or as often as needed. These experienced individuals are qualified to helpwith basic daily tasks. This may be the perfect solution for your family. Before you make any decisions regarding your loved one’s care, however, there are a few things you should consider.

Don’t Bear the Burden Alone

Many families put off the task of seeking help for their loved one and simply handle the care themselves. While it may seem noble to care for your family member without the assistance of a professional, it can also be very draining. It requires you to sacrifice time and rearrange schedules. In short, it will leave you feeling overwhelmed. In some cases, you may not have the training or experience to give your loved one the care they need, frustrating the situation even more.

Instead of burning the candle at both ends, allow a professional to take over. An in-home care provider can do as much or as little as necessary. They can carry out basic orders from physicians, help with medication reminders , run errands, prepare meals, and assist with personal hygiene. By performing these tasks, you’re free to enjoy the time with your loved one instead of feeling burdened.

Research the Company You’re Choosing

Not all in-home healthcare companies are created equal. Don’t make the mistake of not thoroughly vetting each prospective business. The company that you choose to work with should be completely transparent in their practices and policies. At 24 Hour Home Care, if there’s anything you’d like to know, just ask! We pride ourselves in hiring nothing but the most qualified and professional individuals. Along with supplying excellent healthcare, we also provide superior customer service. We understand that the decision to hire an in-home caregiver isn’t one that’s made lightly. That’s why we make the process simple and easy. We are there to help you find the perfect in-home healthcare provider from the very first step.

Make Your Expectations Clear

Each home healthcare provider that you interview will be experienced and qualified in different areas. Some are strictly qualified to assist in daily tasks, like running errands or medication reminders Understanding the needs of your loved one makes it much easier to hire an in-home provider who can meet your expectations. Before beginning the hiring process, create a list of everything you’d like your home healthcare professional to do. It’s also beneficial to supply a job description and contract before interviewing. With your expectations outlined clearly, you’re more likely to find the right fit.

Consult with Your Family

Chances are you’re not the only one involved in the care of your loved one. Whether it’s your spouse, a parent, or a sibling, it’s important that you consult with the other members of your family before making a decision. Keep in mind that they love your ailing family member just as much as you do and are also concerned for their well-being. Your other family members may have questions or opinions regarding the type of in-home care that your loved one needs. By keeping everyone in the loop and consulting with them beforehand, you avoid miscommunication and ensure that everyone is satisfied with quality of care provided.

Staying Involved

Hiring an in-home healthcare provider isn’t a “one and done” type of deal. Once a home care company is hired, you will not be able to just walk away. It’s important that you and your family remain involved in the healthcare of your loved one throughout the duration. Speak to your loved one regularly about how they feel about their healthcare provider. Ask questions and adjust as needed. There should always be open communication between your family and the healthcare provider assisting your loved one. If you suspect any sort of abuse, exploitation, or mistreatment, don’t be afraid to switch to a different provider. After all, there’s nothing more important than the health and happiness of your family member.

Focus on Quality

It’s easy to get wrapped up in numbers and costs when hiring an in-home healthcare provider. You may be tempted to hire a neighbor or friend to help your loved one. While this may be more cost effective, it won’t result in the same benefits. Home health is one area that warrants the expense. Keep in mind that you’re paying for the peace of mind that your family member is receiving the healthcare needed to enjoy their life. That’s priceless. Don’t try to save a few pennies by hiring someone who is underqualified. Instead, focus on finding a home healthcare provider that is competent and trustworthy. While it’s important that their prices are reasonable, it’s more important that they provide the quality healthcare that your loved one deserves.

Hiring a home healthcare professional to assist your loved one isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. It requires research and the involvement of the entire family. If you’re considering hiring an in-home Danville caregiver, allow 24 Hour Home Care to help. Our hiring process makes it simple to make a match with the professional that’s right for you. Whether your loved one needs around-the-clock care or just a few hours of assistance, we hire nothing but trustworthy, qualified individuals. Don’t put off the care of your loved one. Begin searching for your home healthcare provider today.

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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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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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