How and when to get in home care for a loved one who needs assistance can be a pretty heavy topic for a lot of people. It can be difficult to know when outside help is needed, how to go about finding it, and making sure that the people you hire are a good fit for your family’s needs. As your parents, aunts, uncles, and other family members get to the point that they need assistance with daily or weekly tasks, it can be helpful to know a little bit about the process. Let’s take a look at some important questions to ask when you’re searching for in home care services.
What level of training is required for elderly in home care?
At Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses, our employees cover the entire spectrum of training, which allows us to serve the diverse needs of a diverse population. For example, our caregivers (Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants) are excellent with day-to-day supervision, assistance with tasks like feeding and bathing, and more. A CNA will also have a certain number of hours experience in a nursing home setting.
For more in-depth care, our RNs (Registered Nurses) and LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) have college educations and more training in general. The men and women in this tier of care can assist with wound care, infusions through an IV, medicine dosage, and more, in addition to accomplishing the tasks that caregivers do.
What kind of services can I expect for senior care?
In home care services refers to personalized care between the client and caregiver. This includes help with personal care and grooming, light housekeeping, medication reminders, meal preparation, general companionship, transportation, mobility assistance and safety in the home. We also offer Registered Nurse Geriatric Care Management, a specialized service for those who need elder care.
How are caregivers vetted?
At Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses, we pride ourselves on finding and hiring the best people possible for private duty in home care services. Each person we hire...
- has a background check verified with the State of Pennsylvania,
- completes a face-to-face interview,
- has a specified level of training,
- is approved by the Department of Homeland Security to work in the US,
- has passed a nursing skills assessment exam, and
- has multiple positive references.
We then match caregivers to clients based on personality, skill, and preference. As you can see, this is a thorough process, and it means that we know each of our employees very well...which allows us to place the right caregiver with your loved one!
No matter the extent of care your loved one needs, you can be sure that we have someone qualified and happy to do it! You can also be sure that we’ve hired the best, brightest, most compassionate, and skilled caregivers and nurses. These are the type of questions you should ask yourself when searching for in home care. To learn more about our services, please contact us today!