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Top Questions to Ask a Potential Home Care Provider

By Ted Holmgren, 9:00 am on

Choosing a trusted home care provider can be an overwhelming process. One way to make it easier is to know what you’re looking for from a potential Chandler senior home care provider. Always meet with a representative from the business and ask questions that will give you a good idea of the company and the kind of care your loved one will receive. Below are a few questions to ask during the initial consultation.

How do you match a caregiver to my senior loved one?

It’s important to make sure your senior loved one’s caregiver has the right personality type and experience to care for your loved one. The person taking care of your relative should be able to handle his or her needs with ease and precision while developing a trusting relationship with him or her. At Home Care Assistance, every caregiver takes a PhD-developed personality test so that clients are matched to a caregiver with similar interests and a compatible temperament.

What kind of screening do caregivers undergo?

Making sure that the agency you’re working with conducts thorough criminal background checks greatly reduces the risk of theft and mistreatment in your loved ones’ home. Home Care Assistance of Chandler uses an extensive screening process, checks references, and our Care Managers oversee every caregiver, regularly doing in-home quality checks and reading Care Notes.

What types of activities can the caregiver assist with?

Every senior is unique and so are his or her needs. Be clear with what your senior loved one needs and make sure those services are provided by the caregiver. Caregivers in Chandler with Home Care Assistance are able to assist with a wide variety of tasks including bathing, grooming, and incontinence, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and cooking, light housework, mobility support, and transportation to and from recreational activities, appointments, or errands.

What kind of training do caregivers receive?

No one wants his or her loved one receiving subpar care. Ask the home care provider if caregivers participate in training courses and ongoing educational programs. Home Care Assistance in Chandler sends every caregiver to Home Care Assistance University where our caregivers learn proven techniques to provide exceptional care and undergo specialized training to support clients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Every caregiver also receives ongoing education to stay up-to-date on the best care practices.

If you would like more information on the services provided by Home Care Assistance, including hourly and live-in home care in Chandler, call us today at (480) 448-6215. Our Care Managers can answer any questions you have and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.