6 Questions To Ask Before Hiring An In-Home Caregiver
What are the agency’s rules of operation? Some
agencies require you to book a minimum of hours per week. Some provide
services 24/7; others go off-the-clock in the early evening.
Find out the agency’s cancellation policy and what backup procedure
it has in place if the caregiver doesn’t show. On a similar note, ask
how many caregivers will be assigned to your loved one. McVicker
believes two is the ideal number; more than that might create a
confusing lack of continuity, but having only one aide available could
lead to a gap in care, she said.