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Time: 06:49 AM
I always check references, I ask for at least 3 references. I check with the better buisness bureau regarding an agency.
Name: Roxanne Noble RN,CCM
Location: Wilmington NC
Time: 11:39 AM
Finding the right home care aid is extremely important. In my business, I often need "just the right mix" of clinical expertise with personal ability, warmth,caring and personality to work with a client and fit seamlessly into the household.
I start with identifying exactly what medical/clinical and care the aid will be doing
Secondly - I assess what type of person the client would feel comfortable with - this involves a conversation with the client as to
the preference of a male or female.
There are several companies I go to with exact needs for the aid according to my assessment of the client's needs and desires as well as comforts. I acuratly describe the "perfect aid" to them to see if they have a person fitting the personality and clinical requirements for the job. Depending on the need for a very experienced aid or a new employee, I will discuss the past job experiences the aid has had as well as what type of clients they are presently working with.
I request to meet them and talk with them about the needs of the client often checking their responses for clinical knowledge and reactions to particular situations they may be involved with in the home.
I also ask for references and check those
This process can be time consuming but is worth the extra care prior to hiring. Getting the righ tperson the first time allows for a good start and allows the caregiving relationship to go forward without stops and starts
Also- I repeat the process to find a backup home aid in the case of illness or personal need to take time off of the first aid so we are covered for all possibilities possible
Name: ann marie
Location: rancho cuc, ca
Time: 12:16 AM
Been caring for my mom for almost two yrs now and currently goin thru a conservatory case with siblings who has not been involved with her care nor visitations ..or has given me a break and for the past 9 months have been fighting with me to get conservatory over mom..they told me I cannot be a caregiver and have conservatory over mom..they already got conservatory over her finances now they want to take control over mom...I gave up my job and life to care for her..she needs me and I know all her needs and wants,likes and dislikes..I just want her to be happy and be comfortable, we lost dad over 9 months ago..what can I do, I cannot afford a lawyer like them. I am not interested in controlling her finances only in her care...I am goin against four brothers who I feel came out of the woodwork for greed and I am her only daughter, who helps her bathe, makes all her meals, Dr appointments, etc.what can I do to fight them on keeping us together..I promised my dad I would take care of her when he passes..which he did..I wish my dad would have put important papers in order for all of us on their care as they reached their old age but my dad just wouldn't have it and always got upset when mom and myself asked him to do this and he just felt he live forever and did not want to deal with this subject matter and I never in my wildest dreams my brothers would pull a stunt like this..I am saddened, and very disappointed with them and obviously they broke up the family..how can I protect mom and myself being under their control..please help us.thank you for any help in this matter.I sincerely appreciate it.