Finding the right caregiver for your loved one is not an easy task. Here are five top questions to ask a potential caregiver during an interview.

1. How do you handle difficult situations?

Your loved one may refuse to take medication, not want to do their exercises, or not adhere to dietary restrictions in place for their health. How would the caregiver respond to similar situations

2. Do you know how to transfer or move a client safely?

If your loved one needs assistance moving or is bound to their bed or chair, the caregiver should know or be trained on how to transfer them safely to avoid injuries to either party.

3. Have you worked with clients who have certain conditions before?

This question should be tailored to conditions your loved one is struggling with such as:

  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Wounds
  • Alzheimers
  • Incontinence

Your caregiver or agency should have experience caring for clients with certain diseases and conditions. Ask them if they’ve had additional training or had to follow specific instructions from a health care professional.

4. Do you smoke or have issues with pets?

Smoking and pet allergies can be a problem if your loved one has asthma. Make sure your potential caregiver can handle having pets around as well since allergies and fear of animals are common.

5. Is your schedule flexible?

Your loved ones care needs may change due to appointments or family members helping, or not helping on certain days. Finding out how flexible the caregiver is with their schedule may help avoid issues with care gaps.

To learn more about finding the right caregiver match in the Atlanta, Georgia area, contact Prescott HealthCare, LLC. today!

About Prescott HealthCare, LLC

Prescott HealthCare is a family owned and operated private home care provider dedicated to giving Atlanta area families safe, personalized care right in the comfort of home.

Our certified aides help people with daily activities like:

Dressing and grooming Bathing and hygiene
Incontinence care Medication reminders
Meal preparation and serving Companionship
Errands Escorting to appointments

If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you at home, contact us anytime at: 404-883-3302 or right here online.

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