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Questions to Ask an In-Home Care Agency

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Professional home caregiver with client
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Reading book
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An author shares his experience to help others


Daughter meeting elderly mothers in home caregiver
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How long have they been providing service?


Man writing out instructions for wives in-home caregiver.
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Make a written plan


Man dealing with after hours emergency
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What about emergencies?


Woman talking with home care supervisor
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How closely does the agency supervise caregivers?


Agency manager checking on in home care
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Do professionals stop by for random checks?


Patients bill of rights
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Patient statement of rights


Agency screening and vetting in home care employee
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Thorough employee screen essential


Home care workers in training class
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Ongoing training for staff


Employee handbook
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Payroll- and employee-related matters


Background check paperwork
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Supplemental staff


Time consistency
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The takeaway


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.