So you’ve hired a caregiver to provide your loved one with in-home care services. You took the time to find an experienced caregiver that is a perfect fit for your loved one. If you haven’t gone through an agency, you’ve made the arrangements to ensure you are carrying the appropriate insurance and withholding taxes as their employer.
Whether you’ve hired a part-time caregiver for only a few hours each day or a live-in caregiver that will stay with your loved one on a long-term basis, things are going great! Everyone is back in the home, your caregiver feels like part of the family, and is getting to know all of your loved one’s preferences.
But how do you nurture this budding relationship and ensure that it continues to be successful for all parties involved in the future? Here are a few pointers to keep in mind: