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4 Tips to Test a Caregiver’s Skills.

September 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) Hiring a live-in caregiver is not easy. You need to screen the choices well.  Take note that the person that you are hiring is not just another employee. This person becomes a big part of your family. You need to remove from the list those who can’t do the job well or those who don’t have the attitude to carry this big responsibility.

  1. Ask specific questions

This is the first thing that you need to give attention to. The caregiver must know what he is doing. He will be assigned to provide medical assistance. This includes injections, pills and even physical therapy. Therefore, your questions must be specific just to test whether or not he knows the details of the job.

  1. Focus on the personalityblackmannursinghome-2016

Taking care of older people is never easy. They are difficult to deal with. Their mood changes really quickly. They complain a lot. They also don’t want to feel like they need help all the time. In short, only an extremely patient person can do the job. If you think the person applying for the job doesn’t seem to be patient enough, then it might be time to look for other options.

  1. Validate previous experience

Upon reading the resume, you will see the list of previous jobs held. You can check by calling the previous employers to verify. You can ask about the personality, skills and patience of the caregiver. If you get positive feedback, then perhaps you have the right person for the job. Otherwise, you have to keep on searching.

  1. Hire via an agency

To eliminate all these tasks, you could call a reliable agency to provide a live-in caregiver. They have a pool of caregivers and they can easily pick someone to send to you to live-in with your family. The good thing about hiring via an agency is that they also have a rigid screening process. They have standards. They won’t just employ anyone who can’t be trusted with the job. You will feel confident since they also provide training to their employees. They won’t deploy them to provide care at home unless they are totally confident that the person can do the job. Therefore, anyone they send to you can be trusted. Besides, you can always call them back if you are not satisfied with the service given.

The process might be tough. However, you have to keep searching. You are searching for someone who will provide assistance to your parents who are at a later stage in their lives. You don’t want them to be lonely in the last days of their lives. A high quality caregiver is what they deserve.

Staff Writer; Kenny Little

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