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Tips for finding at-home caregivers

Finding a reliable and trustworthy paid at-home caregiver can be a stressful experience.  

Will the person be kind?  Will they arrive on time?  Will they treat my loved one with respect?  Do they have experience with the elderly? Do they have experience with those who have dementia?  

There are so many thoughts that can run through our minds.  It can be scary to think of hiring a stranger to come into your home and care for the person you love. However, if you find the right person, the peace of mind and the release of some of the load can be life saving for a spouse or an adult child.

Fortunately, there are many resources available to help guide you as you prepare your interview questions. Care.com has some great tips which you can find here: https://www.care.com/c/senior-caregiver-interview-tips

Additionally, Senior Resource Guide offers these tips: https://www.seniorsresourceguide.com/articles/art00980.html

And, A Place for Mom recommends this: https://www.aplaceformom.com/caregiver-resources/articles/conduct-a-private-caregiver-interview

If you still feel overwhelmed by this process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Geriatric Care Manager. You can find a reputable care manager through the Aging Life Care Association… locate  ALCA here. They will be able to guide you and even make some of the interview calls on your behalf.  They will also be able to assist  you as you narrow down your choices and fine tune what is most important for you and your loved one.

Feel present again with your loved one by finding a trustworthy caregiver!

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