The internet has made certain aspects of home care quite easy this day, and the internet never forgets. You may decide to ask around from people in your community about a potential home health care provider.If anyone has any negative remark about a home care agency you may need to start a search to see if the claim they made was valid. Go online and read through both positive and negative reviews alike.If someone has 200 five star reviews with no complaints that can be a red flag.The chances are that that not everyone is going to be happy with an agencies service. Be aware of those agencies that have just five star reviews with no one negative one. The golden rule can be applied that if the negatives outweigh the positive, you should never hire such a home care agency. Being a home care company, you can possible find might have a presence on the internet, either a website or social media pages. Go to these pages and skim through. Look at what others may say about the home care agencies work. This should reveal to you the reputation of the home care agency. Also ask about free in home consultations.
Having worked with 24 Hour Home Care these are aspects in home care that one should seek
A minimum of 2 years of experience as a caregiver
A minimum of 2 professional references as a care provider.
Face to face interview with a care manager
DMV records check
Tuberculosis exam or chest X-ray (renewed every 2 years)
Company orientation with policies and procedures
Inspector General check for fraud and exclusion
National background check
Phone screening and interview
Caregiver competency exam
Physical exam (renewed every year)
HIPPA guidelines and procedures
National sex offender check
With Your Direct Health Care we have 24 Hour Caregivers, that specialize in assisting with personalized home care in San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles and surrounding cities. Our 24 Hour Live In Caregivers realize different clients require levels of care that can vary. A bed bound client is not the same as mobile client. Some elders just need help from a helping hand while others need full 24 hour care supervision.
Live In Care Includes
- Around the clock care of a skilled and experienced caregiver or nurse aide.
- Bedside care for non mobile clients.
- Assistance with medicine
- Meal Preparation
- Bathroom care
- Driving and transportation
- Range of motion