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What to Consider in a caregiver

By Harold Spencer Subscribe to RSS | February 27th 2012 | Views:
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Home health Aid is very important for people who are injures or recovering from an accident or simply elders who want to be taken care of at their home and without being sent to a nursing house. Choosing a caring hand to watch after your loved ones is serious issue and need to be done perfectly to make sure that they are receiving the best possible care.

So, what to look when you are interviewing a caregiver?

First of all interview only people who have at least basic medical knowledge. Even if the patient doesn’t require home health Aid, they might have any health condition that requires fast action from the caregiver. Interview those who know how to make CPR, recognize any signs of health issues, and manage their medication as well.

Consider body strength if you are hiring a caregiver who is going to carry the patient and move him from and to bed or to the bathroom. Of course you will need to hire someone who is physically capable of doing this stuff. Even if you were seeking the help of non-medical home health care, consider candidates with good health to be ready for all efforts involved in that job.

When interviewing the caregiver, make sure to ask him or her about past experiences and notice how they are talking about their past employers. Hire one of those who speak passionately about their patients and seem attached to them. You want a caring hand that is gentle and affectionate, the patient needs love and care even more than medication and that is something you want to have in the caregiver.

It is also important to consider factors like personal apparel and general hygiene as they reflect how the caregiver is going to treat the patient. It is recommended that you interview the home health services candidate along with the patient if he or she can do it. This way they can be involved and get to express their opinion about whether to hire or not.

If you were seeking home health services that provide medical care, make sure that the candidate is skilled and certified enough for the patient case

You can always ask for recommendations from friends before deciding which Brooklyn home care services. Searching online another great way to find lots of information about home health services and you can check the agency or service provider reviews to be sure of the quality.

Harold Spencer - About Author:
ACH (A Caring Hand) is a New York State Home Care Service agency licensed by the New York State Department of Health and accredited with the gold seal of approval by the Joint Commission. For more information please visit: Home Health Care

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