Choosing a Home Care Agency

Picking the Best Home Care Agency: What to Look For

If you are considering hiring a home care agency to provide senior care for your elderly loved one, you may find yourself unsure of where to start. From the huge amount of information you may have researched to the seemingly endless options, the task of selecting a Home Care Agency can admittedly become a bit overwhelming; however, if you have the right list of necessities at your disposal, you can turn this time consuming responsibility into an easier process. Furthermore, you will be more confident in your final home care decision.

Blake and his mother, Joan, were looking for a home care agency in Irmo, South Carolina. Blake had been taking care of his mother but received a job offer that he simply couldn’t refuse. Joan wanted Blake to continue with his career, so they decided together that a home care agency was the best way to go.

To make their decision regarding which home care agency to hire, Blake and Joan made a list of necessities and compared each option based upon its ability to meet these needs. Here are some necessities that you and your elderly loved one may consider when choosing a home care agency:

  1. A highly trained and qualified staff
  2. Services, be them skilled or non-medical, that meet your loved one’s needs
  3. Customer service that is both pleasant and forthcoming with information
  4. Easy communication between clients, home care providers, and the company
  5. Prompt and reliable care that upholds high standards
  6. Trustworthy elder care professionals who are competent and amiable
  7. A price that is within your family’s budget but does not sacrifice quality of care
  8. Regular assessments to ensure that the current care plan remains the most appropriate
  9. The ability to change the care plan as needed
  10. Elder care providers with whom your family is comfortable

Choosing the best home care agency may seem like a very difficult decision, and it is certainly an important one; however, it does not have to be a highly complex matter. By making a list of necessities and comparing home care agencies based on their ability to meet them, your family can pinpoint the home care agency that will best provide for your elderly loved one.

At Always Best Care of the Midlands, we are committed to providing the highest quality in-home care along with great customer service. If you don’t have the time to go through an exhaustive process of comparing the various agencies in the area, you can rest assured that we are dedicated to exceeding your expectations… always. We offer non-medical home care to meet the needs of each and every patient. We are dedicated to helping seniors and their families find the best care possible. Always Best Care of the Midlands can help seniors by placing caregivers in your home or independent living facility. Additionally, we can help you and your senior select an assisted living or independent care facility from the dizzying array of facilities available. If you would like more information in home care, or other senior care issues please contact Charlene Richardson at (803) 603-6935, via email [email protected] or visit our website at