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How to Hire a Caregiver at understands how vital it is to find the right caregiver for a loved one. The right caregiver must be experienced, have the necessary credentials and is someone you must trust with the care of an often vulnerable family member.
We have carefully laid out a step by step process that we recommend you follow in order to alleviate any problems and difficulties you may potentially experience in the hiring of a caregiver for a senior or disabled member of your family.
Finding and hiring the right candidate for a loved one will not only benefit your relationship but will guarantee you peace of mind so please read these steps carefully.
Clarifying your needs
Find a Caregiver
Phone Interview
Check References
Personal Interview
Working interview
Work agreement


What am I looking for in a caregiver?
The first step we suggest you undertake when hiring a caregiver is to think about the traits you want your caregiver to have and to write them down. We cannot stress enough how important it is to clarify your needs and prioritize them whether you are looking for a senior caregiver, or a caregiver that specializes in disabilities. In this way, later on in the hiring process you will be a better judge of who will be the right caregiver for your loved one.

It is important that your list includes the skills, attributes and experience you want your caregiver to bring and the tasks she is expected to undertake in the household. Will your caregiverís role be solely as a care provider, do you require someone with a background in nursing or will your caregiver be expected to cook meals, do laundry, or take care of the household pet?

Drawing up a list of traits you want your caregiver to have will help you create a picture of the sort of person you would entrust with the care of your loved one. You can include descriptive words like, compassionate, reliable, loving, and experienced, or efficient and confident.

You will certainly see the benefits of carrying out this exercise later down the line as searching for the ideal caregiver can be somewhat overwhelming and it is easy to forget what you were originally looking for.