Choosing the Best In-Home Care Provider
When it comes to anyone’s health, quality is always the priority, but quality seems too hard to come by. Finding the perfect in-home care provider can be difficult, and it’s a tough decision to make, given all the variables involved. We at Trinity Life at Home understand the complications and obstacles many families face when in this phase of life. Offering hope and solutions aimed to improve the quality of life for our clients, we want to offer a resource for the decision-making process when searching for an in-home care provider. Listed below are what we believe to be the 10 most important qualities to look for in an in-home care provider.
What to Look for in an In-Home Care Provider
1. Qualifications, Certifications and Insurance
As mentioned above, the first thing to look for in an in-home care provider is quality. Make sure the provider is state-licensed, which would also require them to be insured. Choose a reputable provider that has high standards for qualifications, certifications and all necessary training for the care you’re in need of.
Not only is a caregiver someone who will assist with the condition your loved one is going through, but they will also be in your home. While this might be a worry for some, caregivers from reputable providers are incredibly trustworthy. Research the provider before hiring a caregiver, ensuring that they’re insured to protect your home from theft.
3. Locally Owned
No matter the industry, it always seems that the best service available is with locally owned companies, and the same is true for in-home care providers. With a team dedicated to its community, locally owned providers deliver committed care services, offering empathy and compassion with every visit.
Between providing support and performing tasks such as prepping meals and managing medications, patience is one of the top requirements for any in-home care provider. You’ll want your loved one to be cared for by someone who is familiar with how to patiently interact with older adults or those who need a bit more attentiveness.
Much like the job of being a parent, which doesn’t come with vacation days, you will want to make sure your in-home care provider can reliably help as needed, ensuring that they have reliable transportation and will be available with consistency. A trustworthy in-home care provider will also have a backup caregiver if the regular caregiver is sick or has an emergent need to attend.
When dealing with the wellbeing of a loved one, you will of course want an experienced professional to perform the job. There are just some things that only experience can teach, and those lessons are invaluable, resulting in skillful hands and a knack for the job.
While family members and loved ones go about their day, older adults and those who need in-home care tend to get lonely, which can potentially lead to depression. If personable, an in-home care provider can provide what your loved one might need most: a friend. With a welcoming and compassionate heart, caregivers can make a tremendous impact in numerous ways to the lives of those they help.
Being a caregiver isn’t run-of-the-mill, 9-5 job. Rather, it’s a position that requires a lot of dedication and a careful, tactful approach. Caregivers need to be passionate, having an invested interest in the overall wellbeing of the individual patient. Offering dedicated assistance whenever needed, passionate caregivers are incredibly valuable.
Caregivers certainly don’t have the easiest job around, but a disciplined caregiver will work compassionately, no matter what the situation. Caregivers must have to be empathetic, acting patiently with clients to ensure they’re receiving the best care possible.
10. Openness to New Technologies
As our society combines innovative thinking with its ingenuity to help others, we’re benefited by new technologies that can assist in the everyday lives of those who need additional care. Trinity Life at Home is continually looking for ways to improve our services and practices, which is why we are excited to partner with MapHabit, an interface that helps those with memory impairments to live a better life.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Trinity to provide additional value for their clients and complement their commitment to providing personalized care. Our innovative visual maps are customized to an individual’s daily routine helping to bolster independence and improve quality of life. Our integrated system provides additional benefits for caregivers and family members by facilitating consistency of care and reducing stress.”
— Matt Golden, Co-Founder and CEO of MapHabit
“Trinity is a team of servant-hearted caregivers. MapHabit will make the most of our caregivers, helping direct and guide in the best way possible for our patients. They might feel as if they’re beyond hope, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”
— Bill Holbrook, Founder of Trinity Life at Home
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A servant heart and helpful hands; this is the soul of Trinity Life at Home: Our promise to you. We are a passionate and skilled group enthusiastic about making a difference in families’ lives through our in-home care services. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us by giving us a call at 678-731-0831 or by filling out the contact form on our website.