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Things You Tend to Overlook When Searching for a Caregiver

4 Things You Tend to Overlook When Searching for a Caregiver
We all have certain requirements of caregivers that lead us to believe they would meet our expectations for a satisfying service. However, in solely focusing on these matters, we tend to overlook certain aspects that have a bearing on creating optimal results. We definitely missed one thing, seeing as the outcome is not quite as satisfying as we expect it to be. But what could be missing? Perhaps, it’s any or all of the following things:

  • One-on-one care aspect. The caregiver who ends up in your home should offer a personalized brand of care. Each patient is different and has his or own individual needs that have to be met. This is what home care should be centered on as it creates the ideal care environment. In-home patients need the entire focus of the caregiver to be on them and their specific needs. Find an agency or a caregiver that offers a customized care approach rather than a general one.
  • The matching process. A caregiver can have an excellent record in caring for patients, but will they be able to replicate those results with your loved one? Don’t rely solely on the track record of a caregiver when making your decision. While that should indeed have a considerable influence in your final decision to hire that person, you should also take a look at the compatibility factor. A caregiver can have the warmest and kindest disposition there is but would they be the kind of person to create the best care environment for your loved one? Think long and hard on this one.
  • The screening process. A few tend to overlook this, which can be the difference between a smooth service and a disastrous one. You need to be aware of the agency’s vetting process. How do they choose their caregivers? It’s important to know that your loved ones, and all patients for that matter, are safe in the hands of a caregiver.
  • Warmth and kindness. These are qualities you should never ignore. There are some caregivers who impress you because they have a process-centered approach that brings quality results. But somehow, there’s still something missing which you can’t seem to put your finger on. This is probably due to the fact that they’re more focused on the process than they are with the patient. For them, it could be any patient. A caregiver should focus on the individual patient in order to provide a service that is personalized and is specifically designed for their needs. This approach to care is one that creates optimal patient results.

Helping Hands Hale is a home care service provider in Hawaii that holds all the qualities of the ideal home health care agency. We bring dedicated in-home caregivers who are fully committed to the care and recovery of the people you love.

If you are looking for a healthcare service provider in Hawaii, don’t hesitate to consider Helping Hands Hale. For assistance, feel free to reach out to us today.


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The state of Hawaii has determined that most caregivers are considered employees and in order to LEGALLY hire and pay your OWN caregiver, you must have a company established with State and Federal tax ID numbers. In addition to their hourly pay you must also pay for Workers Compensation Insurance, Temporary Disability Insurance, General Liability Insurance, and if the caregiver works more than 20 hours per week you must also provide medical insurance for each caregiver. Therefore; choosing an established agency such as Helping Hands Hale is an affordable and easy solution that will save you time, money, and relief from being in violation of State and Federal Labor Laws.

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