Everyone wants to make sure that their loved one is receiving the best care available. So when you hire an in-home caregiver, you want them to do their job professionally and thoroughly. But you may always have worries. This is why we have listed for you a couple of tips on how to keep an eye on your caregiver even if you are not at home. If it turns out that the person you hired is dedicated to their job, you will be able to sleep at night peacefully.
How Do You Keep an Eye on Your Caregiver?
Make Unexpected Calls or Drop by the House
One of the best and simplest ways to check on your caregiver is to pay them an unexpected visit. You need to make sure to do this frequently, not only in the first few days or weeks after you hire a new caregiver. If you do this, the person you hired will know that you take the job of caring for your loved one seriously. This way they will do the same.
Trust Your Gut
If you have any doubts about the caregiver you hired, even if it’s just a hunch, don’t hesitate, investigate. Trust your gut. If you are unsure about the caregiver you want to hire, then don’t. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Talk With Your Senior
The best source of information you will have is your beloved senior. Talk to them casually about their day, what they were doing, how are they getting along with the caregiver. It’s essential to have an honest relationship with your loved one to be able to provide them with the best assistance.
Include Neighbors in Your Monitoring
Your elderly must have neighbors. You should talk to them and ask them to keep an eye on your loved one. If they notice something fishy, they should tell you. Having someone who can see the situation without prejudice is a great idea.
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