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3 Tips to Hire the Best Home Care Aide for Mom

Home Care Options for Seniors in Danbury CT

Home Care Options for SeniorsFor the longest time you felt frustrated, assuming your mother was never going to ‘come around’ and realize the benefits that a home care aide can offer. You tried talking to her countless times and every single moment you brought up the topic of home care she shot you down and didn’t want to hear anymore.

Yet recently she finally started listening. Started asking questions and while you may not have been prepared to answer them at the moment, you found out whatever she needed to know to help her make this important decision for herself.

It’s a great step in her long-term care and can provide her a great deal of comfort and also reduce anxiety for you and the rest your family. Now, is all about hiring the right home care aide.

Here are three tips that can help you hire the right caregiver for your mother, whether she’s dealing with recovery following a hospital stay, dealing with the loss of strength and balance, or if she’s living alone and simply wants more companionship.

Hiring Tip #1: Choose an agency.

You can choose an independent caregiver or to hire a home care aide through an agency. You might find hiring an independent caregiver could be more cost-effective for you, but it actually exposes your mother to extra risk.

Anyone can advertise their services as a caregiver. They can also withhold certain information about their past that could be vital to help you make an accurate and worthwhile decision.

When you choose an agency to hire a home care aide, make sure that agency carefully interviews each prospective employee. More and more agencies are also conducting background checks, provide training, and offer a great deal of support.

Hiring Tip #2: Include your mother in the process.

Even though your mother finally agreed to rely on a home care aide for a few hours a day once or twice a week, that doesn’t mean you should take this job on yourself.

Include her in the process. Make sure she gets an opportunity to sit down and meet prospective aides and offer input into whom she may feel the most comfortable with.

Hiring Tip #3: Focus on experience.

The more experience a caregiver has, the better it’s going to be for your mother. You might not realize the value experience can offer when it comes to home care support, but an experienced caregiver will be more attuned to see the issues, be more focused on encouraging your mother to be active and pursue things important to her, and will understand the value companionship and conversation offer.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Danbury, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.

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Jim Crossett

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.

I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.

As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.