Visiting Angels Evanston, IL Blog

Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Senior Care Agency in Evanston

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As our parents or loved ones age and begin to require assistance at home, it begs the question, who will care for them? Some families rely on each other for care, while others turn to residential facilities. However, many seniors prefer to age in place and therefore require assistance at home. If your family is in need of outside care for an elderly loved one, there are many things to consider. As an experienced provider of senior care, Visiting Angels® Evanston IL recommends asking the following questions when interviewing home care agencies:

  • What does your agency do to provide quality control? Is ongoing monitoring part of your services?
  • Do you offer a set list of services or is your care based on individual need?
  • Do you provide an opportunity for clients to meet their caregiver before they begin services?
  • Is your agency bonded and insured according to state requirements?
  • How long has your agency been a part of the local community?
  • Are your home care professionals required to complete a background check?
  • During what hours does your agency offer access to care? Are any days/times off-limits?
  • What happens if our caregiver is sick or has an emergency and can't make it?
  • Does your agency offer training or continuing education to your caregivers?
  • If it turns out our caregiver is not a good fit, will be able to work with someone else?

Senior Care Professionals in Evanston You Can Rely On

Having confidence in your loved one's caregiver is important. You want your provider to be someone your loved one looks forward to spending time with and someone you can trust. Each of the senior care professionals from Visiting Angels Evanston has completed a thorough background check for your safety. Our team of caregivers has been personally selected by our agency for their compassion and dedication to providing dignified care to seniors.

How Visiting Angels Evanston Helps

Visiting Angels Evanston will provide senior care services which are relevant to your loved one's specific needs. We can provide an array of services, from help preparing nutritious meals, to assistance with walking and fall prevention. Our essential personal services will help your loved one age in place.

If your family is in need of a senior care provider to assist a loved one at home, call Visiting Angels Evanston today and schedule a free consultation.

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