Finding The Right Home Care Service Provider in Concord, NC

Having a hired caregiver from an in home care service come into your loved one’s home to provide assistance with their daily living tasks might seem like a big step. If you know that your aging loved one needs help but you are feeling anxious about the whole process, rest assured you are making a good decision for their quality care.

You may be wondering – how do you go about hiring the home care assistant? It partly depends on the extent of care that is needed. First of all, only work with an agency. You’ll want to be sure they are properly accredited, licensed and so forth. This way, you will know that all their employees have been properly trained and pre-screened, and you have the ability to choose the caregiver that will be the best fit with your loved one.

Home Care Services in Concord, NCTake your time when it comes to the hiring process. Interview several of the candidates. Here are some things to consider in the decision-making process.

  1. Meet the person somewhere public before you bring them home to meet your loved one. That way you can avoid any confrontations between your senior and someone who just wouldn’t work out personality-wise.
  2. Bring a list with you of specific tasks you would require them to do. Take note if they will be comfortable and confident in doing those tasks.
  3. Ask open-ended questions which will help you to assess the person’s competence and experience.
  4. Ask the agency questions which let you know exactly what will be covered in the contract, if there will be add-on fees, and how to request a new provider if you are unsatisfied with the first one you choose.
  5. Check the references carefully. Don’t just take for granted that because they have references listed, they must be a good provider.
  6. Attitude – what is the person’s attitude like? Are they enthusiastic and positive or just looking for a “job”? Is this work satisfying and rewarding to them or is it just a “paycheck”?
  7. Once you have narrowed down to a few candidates, then do a more thorough background check.
  8. Move on to the next candidate if this one isn’t the right fit. You must feel comfortable with this person and have a good feeling that your loved one will feel comfortable with them. Then you can arrange a meeting so your loved one will get to know who they are before they come into your loved one’s home.

Home care can be a very personal thing, and so it’s of utmost importance to make sure the person you hire is the best fit possible for your loved one.

If you or someone you know needs help with home care services in Concord, NC contact the caregivers at Affordable HomeCare. We provide quality and affordable senior care for many disabled and elderly loved ones in our community. Call us at (704) 323-5454  for more information.

Our service area:

Charlotte, Gastonia, Waxhaw, Matthews, Huntersville, Concord, Ballantyne, Mint Hill, Weddington, Pineville, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union

Does someone you love need care at home?

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About Ted Nagraba

I am the Owner of Affordable HomeCare of Charlotte, North Carolina. Affordable HomeCare provides an alternative to the traditional solutions of nursing homes or other retirement institutions. Now, even with physical limitations, you can live the most independent and enjoyable life possible. With our personalized live-in or hourly care, you can continue to live in the comfort of your own home.