Sometimes, aging relatives require so much care that family members feel like nursing homes are the only logical option. However, many other families have seen the benefit of keeping their aging family member in their own home for as long as possible. At Balanced Home Care, we provide outstanding services to your aging loved ones, allowing them to enjoy normalcy and a continuance of their own routine, which has tremendous benefits to their overall well-being. We realize that sometimes family members are concerned about the person or company providing care for their loved one, as they should be. We have all heard horror stories about care “givers” who are actually “takers.” For that reason, we offer the following tips to consider when determining whether a provider is trustworthy.
1. Review past experience - When you’re researching an individual or company that provides senior home care services, it’s important to know how long they have been performing these services and how many people they have worked with. If you discover that they have provided in-home support for many years, then you can trust that they have a history of pleasing clients and their families.
2. Ask for references - Don’t be shy when it comes to asking for references. When loved ones are pleased with the care their relative received from a provider, they are eager to recommend that person. You should be cautious of someone who is not able or willing to provide you with references. When this is the case, a simple Google search will likely prove what your instincts are telling you.
3. Interview the prospective caregiver - Remember, when it comes to caring for your loved one, it’s important to do your homework to find the best person or company for the job. Taking the time to have a substantial conversation with a prospective caregiver will often give you a clear picture of their capabilities.
At Balanced Home Care, we’re dedicated to providing your aging loved one every service they need to maintain their independence, dignity, and peace of mind. If you’re currently looking for home care providers for someone in your family, contact us today for a complimentary assessment!