An Agency Versus the Private Caregiver: 3 Questions to Consider

Should you choose an agency to provide care for your loved one? Or, should you hire a private caregiver? It is an overwhelming task to find the right private caregiver or home care agency. Safety, quality care, and peace of mind are the most important considerations when it comes to the care of your loved one. What type of care does your loved one need? How will you know if a caregiver is reliable or compassionate? Will the caregiver be trustworthy? Are you protected in an emergency? All of these questions should be considered in the decision to hire a private caregiver or choose an agency.

As you search for the right home care match, here are three questions to keep in mind:

First, what is your process for finding the right caregiver?

At Preferred Care at Home, we are dedicated to finding the very best professional caregivers. We do this through various means of recruitment: a comprehensive 7-step screening process including background screening, phone screenings, DMV checks, reference checks, as well as a comprehensive personality and skills interview and testing process. We maintain a full roster of caregivers so, in the event of an emergency, we can quickly send another qualified caregiver to fill the shift.

Second, are you protected?

At Preferred Care at Home, the care team is bonded and insured for total peace of mind. Preferred Care at Home takes care of all administrative tasks ensuring care is implemented accurately and timely with onsite check-ins. All our caregivers are carefully background screened with random drug screenings being conducted periodically for your protection. These are just some of the steps that we have taken to give you that worry-free excellence in care at the place you call home.

And third, is a company an affordable option?

The answer is yes! Unfortunately, many people hire caregivers privately because they assume it is the only affordable option to provide home care services. That is just not the case, Preferred Care at Home has built a reputation in the community for offering quality services at affordable prices and sometimes at no cost to the client. Preferred Care at Home can come alongside you to provide the services you need at a price you can afford.

Additionally, Preferred Care at Home meets and exceeds state regulated standards, supplies ongoing training for caregivers, provides 24/7 on-call support, offers online family management and real-time telephony check-in and check out procedures, and much more!

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