Finding a Caregiver for Your Loved One

Photos: Caregivers by WholeCare

When you realize that you have an aging family member who is not as independent as they once were, you may be considering in-home care. This can be a difficult time, especially if you’ve never experienced this life phase before.

Should I hire a caregiver? What do caregivers do? How much care should I get? How much does it cost? These questions and more may fill your head as you try to traverse the next steps.

While everyone’s situation and needs are different, the first step is to talk to a professional. Caregivers by WholeCare offers free consultations to help you and your family make the best caregiving choices for your situation.

For starters, what exactly is a caregiver?
Caregivers are there to offer support and wide range of services that often go beyond basic patient care. Caregivers by Whole offer services range from light housekeeping and companionship to Hospice Care support and everything in between. They are available to handle the many activities of daily living – working in tandem with family to provide the best quality results.

In addition to providing general care, companionship, and respite, the caregivers at WholeCare are trained to deal with a variety of diagnosis including:

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Parkinson’s/ALS/Neurological
  • Post Surgery Care at home
  • Post Stroke Care
  • Cancer Treatment

What kinds of hours do caregivers typically work?
Care is flexible and integrated to fit the needs of all parties and provide the person-centered approach that improves the quality of life for all involved.

Why choose in-home care as opposed to an assisted living facility?
AARP reports that the vast majority of adults age 65 and over prefer to age in their own homes. An in-home caregiver allows a person to stay in their home while also supporting senior independence and increase wellbeing and confidence both inside and outside the home.

What kind of certifications & training do caregivers have?
Caregivers by WholeCare is required by law to be licensed through the Department of Mental Health and Disabilities Personal Support Services Agency Licensing Office.

Also, Caregivers by WholeCare require an annual TB skin test of their caregivers and CPR/First Aid Training every two years.

Plus, each caregiver has completed a thorough screening process in which references were checked and background checks (including driving record, health abuse registry and drug test) have been passed.

Caregiver’s by WholeCare provides worker’s compensation, professional and general liability insurance, unemployment insurance, and bonding insurance. This protects you and our caregivers.

Finding and hiring a caregiver to be with your loved one can be a stressful and overwhelming time. Let Caregivers by WholeCare ease the burden a little by helping you find qualified, trusted care.  Call 615-235-0614 today to schedule your in-home free consultation.

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