How to Choose the Right Home Care Providers

patient with nurse exercising at home

The staff at Roper St Francis provides tips and resources for choosing the right home-care-providers, whether it’s for yourself or a family member.

Home Care nurse with patientIf you go back a few generations you find that nearly all medical care took place in the home. With the rise of modern medicine and more sophisticated technologies the majority of care has moved to hospitals and doctor’s offices. But, there are still times when home is the best place to be for care and recovery. If you do need healthcare at home, keep the following tips in mind for finding a good home care provider and for establishing a great relationship with them.

Tips for Choosing a Home Care Provider

When choosing a home care provider there are a few essentials you will want to know:

Nurse helping patient with exercises at homeTips for Building a Relationship with Your Home Care Provider

Home care is unique in that you are bringing someone into your private world. In many ways this a wonderful thing, allowing you to receive care in the place you feel most at ease. However, for some people having someone new in their home takes a little getting used to.

A positive partnership with client, family and caregiver promotes the best outcomes. Here are few things you can do to make the experience more comfortable for you and your caregiver.

Roper St. Francis offers a compassionate, professional staff to assist you in meeting your healthcare needs in the home setting. For more information, call (843) 402-7000.

8 responses to “How to Choose the Right Home Care Providers”

  1. My wife is wanting to find a caregiver for her dad soon, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about making sure he and the caregiver have open communication. We’ll be sure to bring him along to meet potential caregivers so they can discuss their expectations together.

  2. I particularly like your guidance on building a relationship with your home care worker. This is a difficult area but as you have suggested opening up a dialogue about expectations and taking time to develop a personal bond will facilitate a more successful home care relationship.

  3. Thank you for all this great information about choosing a home care provider! One thing that really stood out to me is that you say to not be afraid to ask your caregiver about their interests or hobbies. Since they will be working with your loved one for a while, it would be nice if they bonded and formed a friendship in the process.

  4. Thanks for the tip to make sure that the agency that you’re interested in is certified and licensed in your state. You also suggested that a good agency will have someone on call 24/7. I think it’s a good idea to choose an in-home care service that does not charge by the hour, with a minimum hour requirement per day.

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