Before hiring a caregiver it’s helpful to sit down and think through what you need and things you expect the caregiver to do here’s a…

Try: Before hiring a caregiver it’s helpful to sit down and think through what you need and things you expect the caregiver to do here’s a list of examples #the companion caregiver to commit to caring for your elderly loved one for a defined weekly schedule do not expect the companion caregiver to work seven days per week or be on-call 24 7 #the companion caregiver to act in your stead to spend time with listen to support and assist your elderly family member #the companion caregiver to follow your instructions and constructive criticism #the companion caregiver to need a little of your time especially at the beginning of his employment relationship so that you can show him what to do how to do it etc in the manner that you and or the elder like things to be done #the caregiver companion to make choices that are consistent with the list of special diets likes dislikes mobility problems heath issues danger signs to monitor possilbe behavior problems medication schedules thereapeutic exercises eye glasses dentures prosthetics care regimens etc that are provided #the companion caregiver to be willing and able to transport the elder to doctor doctor’s appointments etc #the companion caregiver to be physically able to provide and emotionally comfortable providing bodily care for the elder i e lifting the elder out of bed helping the elder in the bathroom etc #the companion caregiver to handle calmly and responsibly many difficult situations health crises multitasking etc #the companion caregiver to respond empatheticallly to any death and dying conversations that the elder may want to have with him her #the companion caregiver to maintain confidentiality on private matters about the elder #the companion caregiver to genuinely like the elder and time spent with the elder #the companion caregiver to want and need a regular paycheck with a consistent hourly pay rate and benefits if any that are understood by him her information references "hiring elder companions caregivers " available at www care4hire com

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Keywords: Elder care caregiver companion home care

*This information is listed as a Fact Sheet and is not explicitly medically licensed

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