Home Care Assessment
When is the right time to hire a home care provider? How much care does your loved one need? Is this a temporary or permanent situation? The answers to these and other questions are very personal and vary with each family. However, there are a few considerations that can help you make the right decision.
Make a list of what your loved one can and cannot do on their own. Then mark each item they cannot do with a time frame of how long you expect they will need help with that task. Be as detailed as possible.
When and how often do you need a caregiver?
Are services temporary or permanent?
How many hours a day does my loved one need help?
What duties would you like the caregiver to perform and how often? List duties and frequency (i.e., driving mom to the doctor, cleaning house weekly, helping with bathing daily). Does your loved one need any specialized home care, such as for dementia or incontinence?
Does your loved one have cultural habits or traditions, food preferences or limited English-speaking skills that need accommodation? We are acutely aware of cultural sensitivities and strive to accommodate our clients with the utmost respect. Please let us know of any relevant information that may help us provide you and your loved one with specific services that cater to your preferences.
Some people may feel uncomfortable when a person of the opposite gender performs personal care tasks. We strive to serve our clients with respect and dignity and will be glad to accommodate same gender preference needs.
Your loved one must feel comfortable, and get along with their caregiver. Feel free to let us know if there are any special requirements or personality traits that may be desired from your caregiver. We want your loved one to feel completely at ease with their aide.