What’s the Best Way to Hire In Home Care Services in Michigan?
Need to find qualified in-home care services fast in Michigan? Today’s post is for you. Read on to learn what to ask potential in-home care service providers, and how to schedule a free consultation with Always Best Care in Clinton Township.
What Questions Do I Ask In-home Care Companies?
“Asking questions is critical,” says Robert Stephen, vice president of health security programming at the AARP, in a 2020 interview about finding in home care during a pandemic. “Not only are you making sure your loved one is being properly cared for, but you’re also pushing agencies, who may not be doing the right thing, to adapt. It’s really what you need to do as your loved one’s advocate.”
But what do you ask to make sure you’ve found the right provider?
The AARP’s Caregiving Checklist is a great place to start. Therein, AARP researchers recommend you ask:
1. Is this in home care agency licensed by the state?
Certain care services, such as housekeeping and companionship, have no formal license requirements. But even if that’s all your loved one needs right now, it’s a good idea to work only with fully licensed companies, not only because of the quality assurance, but also because these providers will be able to easily meet any future care needs—even if those needs change overnight, as they often do.
At Always Best Care Clinton Township, we set your loved one up with a complete home health team of professional skilled nurses, licensed therapists, and compassionate caregivers trained to our exacting quality standards.
2. What services does the in home care company provide?
For the greatest value and peace of mind, look beyond your loved one’s immediate care needs. In most cases, this means favoring companies with multiple care services designed for seniors at different stages of the aging process.
For example, Always Best Care offers a complete continuum of care—everything from light housekeeping to intensive dementia care and support with the activities of daily living—so your loved one can face all the challenges of old age with confidence, and you can reap the rewards of customer loyalty over time.
3. Does the agency conduct background checks on all staff?
No competent in-home care company neglects background checks and careful screening.
Always Best Care’s extensive hiring process involves background and reference checks, along with multiple face-to-face interviews and close monitoring during our in-house training. To ensure our clients get the best possible service, we also frequently conduct performance reviews and evaluate feedback about specific caregivers.
4. Can you request a different staff person to provide care if you are unhappy with the worker the agency sent?
At Always Best Care, the answer is yes! Though we go above and beyond during our caregiver matchmaking process to find a good fit, we’re never satisfied until your loved one feels safe, comfortable, and in good company. Accordingly, we offer free caregiver substitutions until your loved one is completely satisfied.
Learn More About Hiring In-home Care Services In Clinton Township, MI
You can read the full AARP Caregiver Checklist here, or call (586) 690-7500 to speak with an in-home care representative. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions, direct you towards more free senior caregiving resources in Clinton Township and the surrounding areas, or book your free in-home care consultation.