In-home Caregivers in San Marcos: The Importance of Ongoing Evaluation

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It goes without saying that people change from year to year, and their needs change as well. With seniors, these changes are often dramatic and they require quick adjustment on the part of caregivers to continue providing the level and kind of care that is necessary. That is why it is so important that in-home caregivers in San Marcos and elsewhere have ongoing supervision and evaluation while they are working with a client.

Hiring is Only the Beginning

Finding that perfect caregiver—the one who connects with your elderly family member and inspires confidence in his or her abilities—is only the beginning. Throughout their time of service, in-home caregivers should be in constant communication with both the family and their supervisors, updating them on the senior’s day to day condition and any changing needs. This dynamic relationship network is the best possible support to encourage a senior’s health and well-being.

Employees, Not Contractors

An independent contractor who is only referred to you by an agency has no other experts cooperating with him or her to evaluate service and adjust it as needed. Unfortunately, many families simply leave important decisions to these contractors without checking up to make sure they are in line with the senior’s wishes. If in-home caregivers are employees under the supervision of managers who are themselves trained in geriatric care, there is far more accountability and cooperation.

Serving the Client Best

Even beyond the initial benefits of background checks and character references, hiring from an agency that actually employs its caregivers rather than contracting them has ongoing safety and legal benefits. Caregivers working as employees for an insured company have a great deal of accountability that is absent from independent contractor work. More importantly, your loved one’s care will be constantly evaluated in order to ensure that his or her needs are met every single day.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.