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How to Choose the Right Non-Medical Home Care Provider for Your Senior Loved One

Visiting Angels ensures a perfect match between clients and non-medical home care providers in Wheat Ridge, CO

At Visiting Angels Denver, we know just how stressful and time-consuming it can be to find the perfect caregiver for your loved one. With our Select Your Caregiver program, we facilitate the whole process, allowing families to easily choose the right, most compatible caregiver. We have been matching clients with caregivers for many years and fully understand what it takes to satisfy your needs and exceed your expectations.

How to Find the Right Non-Medical Home Care Provider

If you have started looking for a caregiver but are not quite sure what qualities they should have, here is how you can quickly narrow down your list and make the best decision for your loved one.

  1. Skills and Experience

    Non-medical home care can include many different services, from companion care that provides seniors with support with daily activities to specialized types of care designed for older adults with various physical and mental disabilities.

    If your loved one just needs assistance with tasks and errands, a companion care provider is your best choice. However, if they have more complex care needs, they require a caregiver with a specialized set of skills, as well as experience in working with clients with the same issues.

    Before making a choice, you should make a list of tasks your loved one needs help with. It is a good idea to look up caregiving activities and services in order to include everything your loved one could benefit from. Once you contact your chosen agency, ask them whether they can accommodate all those needs, whether they have caregivers with proper training and experience, and whether they are licensed for the care they provide.

  2. Personality

    While skills and experience are undoubtedly important, what is even more important in a non-medical home care provider is personality. This does not only ensure trust but the formation of a lasting relationship, which is the cornerstone of high-quality care.

    Since your loved one will spend several hours a day or week with their caregiver, it is important that their personalities are compatible; that they can understand each other, share opinions and experience, and more.

    Before hiring a care provider, it is important to ask yourself whether that person is the right fit for your loved one and whether your loved one will feel comfortable receiving care from them.

  3. Availability

    Caregiver availability and scheduling are important because you want your loved one's care provider to be there for your loved one whenever needed. The more hours your loved one requires, the harder it will be for you to find someone who is available to work within that schedule.

    It is also vital to consider your loved one's routine. If they get up early in the morning, a caregiver should be able to visit them as soon as they wake up. If your loved one has trouble sleeping, you may need a care provider who can work late hours or even stay overnight.

    Keep in mind, however, that it is worth making slight modifications to your loved one's routine if you have found the perfect non-medical home care provider who cannot adjust their schedule to your loved one's schedule 100 percent.

If you are looking for highly qualified and skilled caregivers for your senior loved one, contact our Wheat Ridge, CO office to schedule your free at-home consultation and discover more about our Select Your Caregiver program.

Visiting Angels provides non-medical home care services for seniors in Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.