3 Tips for Hiring a Home Care Professional

Medical Home Care Professionals have been helping those in Shasta County who have needed a little extra help for the past 35+ years. Whether it’s basic meal prepping and light housekeeping, injury and/or procedure recovery—we know everyone needs a little help from time to time. With that in mind, we also understand that you may have some questions when it comes to entrusting your loved one to a caregiver or agency that you may not know much about. And that is fine. We want to make sure that we answer your questions to expedite your care. Below are a few common tips when it comes to hiring a home caregiver or agency. 

#1 Look at Your Needs

Medical Home Care Professionals offers a wide array of services; from the companionship that provides care and assistance with everyday tasks and errands, to those with debilitating health conditions who may need up to 24/7 attention—these needs will determine how much care and what should be provided. If you are unsure, consulting with your primary care physician or even scheduling an appointment with one of our team members to assess your needs is the first step to determining the care needed. 

#2 Work with an Agency

Working with a reputable agency is of the utmost importance. Some would argue that hiring someone directly will give you greater control and save you money. While this may be true—it’s only partially true. In hiring someone directly and not through an agency, you also will not only act as a loved one searching for a caregiver but as an employer. This means paying, hiring, firing, background checks, certification verifications…and so much more. You may save a buck hiring directly, but you are taking on a lot more responsibility than is needed. We take care of all the details for you so you can take care of your needs. Our team has won several awards for best service in Shasta County for the past 35 years. 

#3 Ask the Right Questions

When hiring us, it’s OK to ask us some of the important questions like, “Has your team been properly trained and had background checks performed? Do they all have the proper licensing and certifications that meet the state’s requirements? Does Medical Home Care Professionals have all of its certifications as an agency?” There are so many questions you could ask. We encourage it! We are here to answer any questions you may have because we know that we’re caring for your loved one. Ask the right questions and feel free to keep asking should more come up! 

Today, Medical Home Care Professionals are one of the largest locally owned and operated agencies in Shasta County and have clinical teams of nurses, therapists, social service workers, Aides, and caregivers that are dedicated to providing our patients/clients with, respect, dignity, and quality care to guarantee a positive experience while healing at home. Give us a call today to learn more at 530-226-5577.

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