It is very important to know the difference between referral agency and a service provider. Referral agency does not have employees that are on the company payroll but caregiver services have employees on the company payroll.
Caregiver employees who have a larger care giving service will also save you a good deal of trouble. There are two types of organizations that are categorized into medical and non-medical in-home care providers.
The medical in-home care service providers have licensed and experienced staff like registered nurses (RN), respiratory therapists (RT), nurse practitioners (NP), licensed vocational nurses (LVN), and physical and occupational therapists (PT & OT). The home care service agency also has social workers, case managers and other medical professionals for additional support. If you want to select the best home caregivers service agency, you must know about the Health Care Facility provided by them.
The non-medical in-home care service providers may help with medication management, bathing, home cleaning, meal preparations, incontinence duties, doctor’s appointment visits, grocery shopping and many other tasks that require a certification but not a professional license.
We have to be very careful before selecting any home caregiver’s service agency. Firstly, you should take the interview of 3 to 5 home caregiver agencies. You can also conduct a search in a caregiver’s directory. You may also ask for at least6 to 10 references. You should always call or visit your local hospital senior center or citizen’s community center for the references of caregiver service agency.