When you’re looking for a caregiver, it can be hard to know where to start. We’re here to help you find the perfect caregiver and make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
It’s important to think about these three things when you’re considering caregivers:
- Write a detailed job description that you can share with your caregiver. A description should Include all the tasks you will require, the hours and days of the job, and personal preferences with regard to driving and other transportation options. Examples of some tasks are bathing, dressing, companionship, social outings, meal preparation, and laundry.
- Make a list of detailed questions you can ask the caregiver.
- Decide how much you’re prepared to pay per hour, so you will be prepared to negotiate the hourly rate with the caregiver directly. Also, decide if you are going to pay a holiday rate or will be giving a raise after so many weeks, months, or years. Make it clear when and how you will be paying the caregiver. Make it clear who will be paying the caregiver and by what method you will be paying the caregiver. Our agency does not get involved with paying the caregiver nor negotiating the hourly rate.