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Finding the Right Fit: Key Considerations when Selecting a Home Care Provider in Auburn

Families considering home care for a loved one evaluate several factors before choosing a provider. But of all the factors families must consider, there is perhaps none more important than client-caregiver compatibility.

In this post, we examine the importance of compatibility in home care and offer some key considerations and tips to help you choose the right caregiver for your loved one.  

Qualifications in Care

It is important to ensure that the agencies and caregivers you are evaluating for your loved one are qualified for the role. A few tips to ensure home care providers check all the necessary boxes include:

  • Confirm that the agency and/or caregiver are properly licensed in accordance with all applicable laws in your area, as well as for your care requirements
  • Ask about the caregiver’s other clients and whether the agency or provider has cared for other individuals in similar situations
  • Create a list of your loved one’s daily needs and challenges to confirm that the services required are offered by the agency or caregiver
  • Do not be afraid to ask for a reference or recommendation – speaking with the family of one of the caregiver’s other clients can be helpful in validating your opinion of a candidate

Personality is key 

While skills and qualifications are critical factors in determining whether a caregiver will be compatible with your loved one, the importance of the caregiver’s personality and his or her ability to connect with your loved one must not be understated. The right caregiver for your loved one is the person who is capable of not only assisting them with physical, day-to-day tasks, but can also support their mental well-being and serve as a positive presence in the life of your loved one.  

Trust Your Gut

The most important determinant of whether a caregiver is the right fit for your loved one is the level of comfort both you and your loved one have with the prospective caregiver. If after meeting a candidate for the role, you or your loved one have reservations or concerns, consider that a signal to continue your search. 

Matching Clients with the Best and Most Appropriate Care 

At Visiting Angels of Auburn, we know that finding the right fit can make all the difference in smoothly transitioning to home care.  Our Select Your Caregiver® program ensures that every client is carefully matched with a compatible caregiver so you can be confident your loved one will be cared for by someone who is the right fit for his or her needs and personality.

Contact us today to learn more about Visiting Angels of Auburn’s commitment to compatibility and quality care.

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