How to Hire Home Caregivers
The majority of senior citizens would much rather stay in their own homes or with their family. The advantages of home-based caregiving in most cases are manifold and beyond dispute. Once your doctor has given the green light, it is time to start looking for a reputable and reliable Caregiving Service.
It is critical that you have complete peace of mind that your family member is being cared for with compassion, respect, dignity and utmost professionalism.
There are essentially two categories of home care, namely:
1.Home Health Care: This refers to a skilled professional (Registered Nurse), who is registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC). They will provide a range of medical services at home and negate the need for a nursing home. Your doctor will prescribe the type of skilled care needed and in some cases the costs can be covered by your Medical Aid.
2.Home Care: This involves a Caregiver, who provides assistance in the home and attends to the elder’s personal needs (bathing, dressing, eating, house cleaning, etc.). Since many elders require this type of care rather than home health care, home care services are the focus of the rest of this article.
10 Steps to appointing a Caregiving Service
There are a number of things that you should consider before contacting a caregiver to look after your loved one.
Taking time to reassure yourself of these qualities will ensure a rich and rewarding Caregiving experience.
Anna-Marie Mortimer (RN)
BA Nursing Science
Practice Number: O53O972
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