A Guide for Senior Care

Finding a caregiver is not an easy task, but by reading this guide you can make the process easier on yourself and for those who you care about.

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Here are 7 crucial steps to finding the right caregiver.

  1. Make sure that the caregiver lives close by in case of emergencies. This way, if a situation arises, you can respond to it quickly by contacting the nearby caregiver.
  2. Make sure the caregiver is able to respond to you by text since an important meeting might keep you from calling.
  3. Do an extensive background check.
  4. Make sure they are CPR certified in case of emergencies.
  5. Also test them on medical terms so they have an idea of common issues with senior care.
  6. Make sure they have the proper vaccination. Seniors are already fragile, why burden them with a sick caregiver? Make sure they have their vaccinations up to date.
  7. The caregiver and the senior must have common ground. If they dislike each other, it won’t work out well for neither of them.

If you are looking for a caregiver, FamilyCareOptions are able to help. Click here for more info on caregivers.