Hiring a Personal Care Assistant in Greater Kalispell, MT
Learn more about how our personal care assistants help seniors in Kalispell, Polson, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and surrounding areas
Referencing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a larger part of seniors that are 65 or older have at least one, if not more chronic condition that needs attention too. While looking into personal care assistants that will be able to help your loved one’s chronic conditions, here are a few items to keep an eye on.
Choosing a Personal Care Assistant in Kalispell, MT
First, picking a home care agency or an independent contractor makes a big difference. Usually, an independent contractor, at first glance seems to be the cheaper option. While a majority of those personal care assistants are okay, there are other factors that need to be considered beyond just caregiving services.
While looking to hire an independent contractor to help your loved one, you have to look at it as you are hiring an employee. This means that you are in charge of their payments, taxes, insurance, and most important, their safety. But if you are going to hire a personal care assistant from Comfort Keepers, we take care of all their payments, taxes, and much more. Most importantly, if one of our caregivers get sick or take a vacation, we are able to replace them while they are away.
Secondly, when hiring a caregiver, make sure you trust them since they are a stranger going into your loved one’s home. Usually, home care services are offered when your loved one is in need of help, so they are vulnerable. Knowing this, you want to make sure that your personal care assistant has great morals and also has a high character.
If you decide to hire a Comfort Keepers personal care assistant, we run background checks on all of our applicants, so you know that you are getting the best of the best. While most independent contractors are not supervised, Comfort Keepers are and go through on-going training to make sure they are providing the best service to your loved ones. Our goal is to ensure you that your loved one is not being cared for that you need to continually hope that they are doing a good job.