in-home help: things to consider
the first step to hiring in-home help is the hardest.
That's the step where you admit you can't do everything
- especially if you're working full time.
second hard step to take is getting your parents to
agree to accept help from someone outside of the family.
you've made those difficult steps, where do you go from
there? Here are a few suggestions:
Decide what kind of help you need.
Then prepare a list of duties for the helper. This
job description should be designed as a work contract
to be signed by the caregiver and the attendant.
One of the best ways to find a helper is to get a
personal recommendation from a trusted relative or
friend. Beyond that you may try searching through
your church, senior center, home health agencies.
Nursing students or social work students may also
Homework could entail any number of things depending
on who you're hiring and what kind of access they
will have to your parents and their home, including:
a criminal background check
pertinent insurance policies
Family Services provide guidance through every step
of the process. We can help you identify what type of
in-home care you need and can be available to help supervise
that care if necessary. We also have long-standing relationships
with trustworthy local providers of a variety of services.