We’re often asked how we choose the agencies we refer and recommend. Here are 4 quick things to think about when choosing an in-home care provider for a parent or loved one:
- Track record of caring and success. We like to talk to families they have worked with and get feedback on care, responsiveness, flexibility, and communication. Another good source is reporting agencies such the Better Business Bureau or Minnesota Dept. of Health.
- Collaboration. How much are you and your family involved in the care plan? Providers should create a plan with you and be flexible as things change, i.e. not lock you into lots of minimums.
- Care for their employees. How well do they treat the people that will be caring for your loved one? How well do they screen their employees, provide on-going training and feedback/monitoring.
- How well resourced are they? Needs often change so a strong provider agency should have the resources to accommodate a changing client. Good things to know is do they have capabilities in memory care, 24/7 care, travel, and back-up for their care givers, etc?
Picking a home care provider for a parent can be emotional and difficult. The folks at In Home Care Advisors, www.inhomecareadvisors.com have the expertise and compassion to make sure you’re matched with “the perfect companion and personal care provider for your needs.” Call 651-252-1669 or Click www.InHomeCareAdvisors.com for FREE help finding a caregiver.