Assisted Living Services, Inc. solely provides nonmedical care

The Many Questions About Live-in Caregivers for Seniors

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Assisted Living Nurse Connecticut
Mary Scagliarini, RN

I’m thinking about hiring a Live-in Caregiver for my parents but I have so many questions.

Anyone thinking about hiring a live-in caregiver for Mom or Dad has a list of questions and concerns. What will the caregiver be like? Have they been trained? What kinds of things do they assist with?

Caregiver Training 

At Assisted Living Services, Inc. we take the act of placing a caregiver with your loved one very seriously.  All of our Live-in (24-hour) caregivers have had training as a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Aide (HHA).  Many have previous Hospice or Dementia care training.  We provide them with information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other Demetias, Bloodborne Pathogens and many other care-related topics.

Trust But Verify

We check work history through references of previous employers.  Also a national criminal background check is done and work eligibility is verified through E-Verify with the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition, our caregivers are insured and bonded, and as employees of the agency, they are covered under the company workers compensation insurance and all their taxes are handled according to state law.

The Right Fit

Our caregivers are then interviewed extensively. During this process, we attempt to learn as much about them as possible so that later, we can match their qualities and experiences to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Often times a live-in needs to be placed immediately because of an emergent situation, we can still make a good match.  If you are seeking information about caregivers and have the time, we can come out to meet your loved one and assess the situation.  You can also interview a prospective caregiver to see if you think the person would be a good fit for your loved one.

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Longevity and Loyalty Matter 

Many of our caregivers have been with us for over 5 years and we know them well. This helps us match them up with our clients.  When speaking recently with a caregiver, she stated she would “never leave this agency because we care.”  We work hard to take care of our caregivers so they in turn can care for your loved one.

Quality and Accessibility

Once a caregiver is placed in a home, a change can always be made for any reason. Our quality assurance program ensures the highest quality standard are met. One of our managers will stop by, often unannounced, to check on how well things are going.  We review policies with caregivers at these visits and discuss any concerns. And, we have a manager on duty 24-hours a day if you should have an emergency situation arise.

To learn more give us a call at 203.634.8668 and speak to one of our friendly home care professionals or Contact Us through the website.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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