Checking Out Those You Hire on as Caregivers!!!!!

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/23/2007 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
 I just want to please implore all those that are perhaps needing people to look after their parent(s) or loved one to REALLY do a thorough and complete background check ....Criminal, Personal ,as well as past Emplyment history why they left how they looked after the ppl all these questions need and should be readily available upon your request not " I can get it for you "
You are taking your most precious and leaving them with ppl to care due to whatever the circumstances are and instead of a NH you bring them into their home ( your home)
YOU have every right to ask anything and get the answers ........
Just my opinion but I think it is worth mulling over and if anyone is worried about a police check then tell them "dont let the door hit you on the way out" Unless they can be upfront and honest it would be a no go
Have a llist of their duties renumeration ect........
Your expectations on feeding grooming
Moving them from bed to chair
If bedridden ....moving to prevent decubti
Pericare
Footcare
Out door or out activities
Activities to keep them occupied and have brain cells made to work
Just to mane a few I am sure Snowy Rosie and a few of others may have some input as well
** I am just thinking with more ppl keeping family members at home and hiring outside help it is necessary to find out ALL there is to know about ppl prior to any problems arising ** 
LYN....add if you have more please I would appreciate the input for sure
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/8/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have had to hire on a caregiver as of late
Please feel free to add some info




Snowy I know you have some to share
Luvs to all how is Larry doing
LYN
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   Posted 3/12/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Do get those that live up to YOUR standards
Not those that you have to live up to THEIRS
This is your most priceless gifts in life parents grandparents ect
Take the time and find the right one please
LYN
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   Posted 3/14/2007 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
**IF you have any odd feelings or hair stands up on neck whatever the bad feeling is
IT is telling you FIND
Someone else please
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   Posted 3/16/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
EVEN family members have been known to take full advantage of the situation weigh your options first and remember it is important
LYN
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   Posted 3/18/2007 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
This would also apply to full disclosure and reports of a NH you ar looking at for someone they have to give you answers
You have the right to ask about
Number of nurses per shift/resident
Meals /dietary aide ect
Cleaning
If nurses have training in hoyer lifts and transfering special patient
Decubti reports
Doctor for the Hom
Thats just a very basic list ask anything and everything

IMO


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   Posted 3/27/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually for all looking into Caregivers for loved ones
This is important
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   Posted 6/15/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyn, I don't know what TTT (for Mary) means.
Mary

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   Posted 6/16/2007 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
HI hun I brought this up to the top for you so it might help you in finding someone to look after hubby
TTT means to the top

Luvs ya
In my heart and prayers

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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/10/2007 5:27:29 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 7/7/2007 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   

 Can I add some criteria  in hiring caregiivers :

Check for their background, You can always ask for their fingerprint clearance from the FBI, To check if they have  criminal rercords. Ask for their references wheree they work before to know how reliable and dependable they are.

They must be First Aid or CPR Certified to handle emergencies.

They must have TB test and make sure that they are healthy.

If you  got them from the agency, always ask for their file and interview them first beforre hiring. Prepare questionaires. See how they answer or react to your questions. A smart and experienced caregiver answers question  directly and clearly. Try at least 3 home care agencies and evaluate the services they offer, the criteria and rates (charges)

Be sure the agncy is insured and bonded.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/8/2007 1:49 AM (GMT -7)   
THanks Minmark
great input to go along with rest ........

You are wonderful

Be well sweetie
Luvs
Lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/3/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Important info IMHO

Your loved ones........... deserve the best ............

LUvs
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   Posted 7/13/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
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