Are you trying to locate a professional home care company? Do you think you will require the services of a homecare company in the future? If you have answered one or both of these questions with a “yes” then this article may well be of benefit to you as I am going to be writing about the things that one should consider when deciding upon which company to use.
Now it goes without saying that we would like to think that all of the service providers within this industry are of a very high quality and that they all provide a top notch service – unfortunately, in my personal experience, this is not always the case.
As a family we have recently been involved in discussions to also find a reputable home care company for my elderly Aunt who for many reasons has taken some what of a downward spiral – health wise. We, of course, have been doing our very best to care for her however a few months back it was becoming increasingly obvious that we would require additional help. As well as one-to-one help we were also in need of regular supplies of latex gloves and incontinence products such as incontinence pads to aid us with looking after her.
This is what we have found are the essential elements to choosing such a service:
1. Shop around so to speak – there are many companies to choose from and it is prudent to speak with as many of these as possible in order to make the correct decision.
2. Arrange to meet the providers in person. You can normally make an informed choice this way.
3. Enable the person in question, in our situation our Auntie, to meet your short list of prospective providers. For example our Aunt is quite a fussy lady and we want her to feel comfortable and happy with any person that is likely to care for her.
4. Seek references from their previous clients etc.
I hope this helps you to make an informed decision as it has for our family.