For St Charles and St Louis seniors, finding trustworthy live-in home care can be one of the most difficult tasks with which a family is charged. Quite often a live in home care aide is the person who will spend the most time with your parent or loved one and they can have a huge impact on an elder's quality of life. Though finding the right agency and caregiver can be stressful, once you have and they have begun their work, you will notice significant changes in your loved one's temperament and emotional well being. By understanding some of the traits that are shared by all great caregivers, you can make the task of finding the right agency to work with easy.
The first tip that those searching for a caregiver should always follow is to work with agencies that hold their employees to the highest standards. Working with an agency, as opposed to finding a home care or home health aide on your own, will streamline your search and ensure that the professional caregiver you choose is properly licensed in Missouri, has passed a criminal and personal background check and has received the appropriate training to do the job for which they were hired. In addition, with the support of a full service home
care agency behind you, you never have to worry about covering shifts if your aide needs to take time off for any reason. An agency will have a backup or relief caregiver ready to go.
Be clear about your expectations before the agency and caregiver starts their duties. It is important that the family, the senior and caregiver are all on the same page. Even the best home health aide cannot live up to expectations that you do not set. By initiating the conversation early, you set the relationship up for success - ensuring that your expectations of duties, responsibilities and work hours are met.
Finding the right St Louis live in care provider can take much of the stress off of adult children and give them the peace of mind that comes with knowing loved ones are in good hands. Working with a reputable live in care agency that screens each of their employees carefully assures that the person you invite into your parent's home is deserving of your confidence and trust. Good luck and of course feel free to call us at 855-635-HELP (4357). We really are here to help!