6 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Caregiver

6 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Caregiver

  1. Credentials and licensing: are they certified in CPR and first aid, do they have any health care training? Are they registered?
  2. Background checks: very important to know the person who is going to be taking care of your loved one and it’s CA state law.
  3. References: Ask for more references than offered and call them all.
  4. Immigration status: all must have legal status.
  5. Legal Matters: make a clear contract spelling out all employment terms
  6. Finance/taxes: paying caregivers under the table is risky and illegal.

*information cited by caregiver.org

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