Articles about Hiring a Caregiver

In Home Care for Elderly Parents: Private Caregiver vs. Home Care Agency

In Home Care for Elderly Parents: Private Caregiver vs. Home Care Agency

If your elderly parents want to stay at home, then at some point, it will be necessary to hire in home care. Explain to your parents that hiring help is not a sign of weakness or "giving up", but instead a sign of good common sense and realizing limitations.


Finding Private Caregivers to Interview for Your Home Care Job

Finding Private Caregivers to Interview for Your Home Care Job

The two choices for in home care are home care agencies and private caregivers. The decision will have implications in terms of training, cost and other pros and cons referred to in private caregiver vs. home care agency. Think carefully about your caregiving


Convincing Your Aging Parents to Get In Home Care

Convincing Your Aging Parents to Get In Home Care

Hiring in home care is frequently NOT a choice that our aging parents are agreeable to, despite their desire to remain at home. Mom or Dad often express that outside help is not welcome as they are quite capable of managing on their own. Hiring a caregiver is


10 Tell-tale Signs That Your Aging Parents Need Help

10 Tell-tale Signs That Your Aging Parents Need Help

Were you surprised if not even appalled during a recent visit to your parent's home? Did you find the house in disarray, refrigerator empty, prescriptions unfilled, bills unpaid, clothes unwashed, or some obvious personal hygiene issues? We hear these


4 Things You Should Know About Home Care

4 Things You Should Know About Home Care

There are distinct variations among home care agencies regarding types of services and caregiver skills, payment options, types of ownership, and management. Understanding these differences will better prepare you to choose the best home care agency to fit


What Can You Expect After Choosing a Home Care Agency?

What Can You Expect After Choosing a Home Care Agency?

Initially the agency should schedule an in-home assessment visit to evaluate your loved one's needs at a time convenient for your family to participate. This first visit should be performed by a qualified health professional and most often will be a nurse.


Finding Caregivers When There are No Home Care Agencies in Your Community

Finding Caregivers When There are No Home Care Agencies in Your Community

Families residing in less populated areas throughout the country often discover the difficulty and frustration of finding in-home care services. Discouraged families simply don't know where to turn when their rural communities have no home care agencies. Thus,


Interviewing Private Caregivers for Your Home Care Job

Interviewing Private Caregivers for Your Home Care Job

When considering going the route of hiring a private caregiver, you're first and main priority should be finding someone who is compassionate, sensible, and caring. You should begin to assess a person's character from the start of the interview. Listen to how