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Live-In Home Care Services in Seal Beach CA: What The Family Needs to Provide to The Caregiver

So, you have decided to hire live in home care services to assist your elderly loved one.  This is an important decision that your family had to make, but it is a great one in order to ensure that your loved one is properly taken care of while still being allowed to stay at home.  Before hiring live in home care services, there are some important things that you will have to do, so that the caregiver is properly set up to assist your loved one.  Some of the things that you will have to keep in mind is how much you will pay the caregiver, where they will stay inside the home, and if you will provide transportation, so they can get your loved one to important appointments. Home Care Services Seal Beach CA

  • Salary 

The first thing that you will need to discuss with your live in caregiver is the salary that they will be expecting.  For the most part you will pay the caregiver for the amount of hours that they are actually working with your loved one.  If you are hiring a caregiver through an agency, they will be able to collect the money from you and then take care of all the necessary taxes, and paperwork that are involved . Other things that an agency can take care of include overtime pay, worker’s compensation, social security, and unemployment service.  If you choose not to go through an agency, it will legally be your responsibility to deal with all of these issues.

  • A Room 

When hiring live in home care, it is important that you have a room available to your caregiver.  It does not make much sense to have the caregiver living with your loved one all day, and night if they do not have any place to sleep, or to call their own.  Make sure the room has all the amenities that they will need such as a dresser, bed, working lights, and anything else that may make them comfortable.  In addition, the caregiver will need to have access to many common areas in the home such as the bathroom, kitchen, and living room.  They must be able to get around the house easily so that they can feel at home, help out your loved one, and perform their job as best as they can.

  • Transportation

It is not your job to provide transportation for the caregiver.  However, many families will make sure that the caregiver has transportation in order to get their loved one to appointments, and other errands.  Often this will be the loved ones car, or a vehicle that will make it easier to get the loved one around.

Be careful about the transportation that you are offering to the caregiver. You do not want them to take advantage of your loved one, or the vehicle that you are offering them.  Make sure to sit down with your home care caregiver ahead of time, and let them know what your expectations are in regards to the vehicle, and when you will allow them to use it.

There’s no one answer to the question of when the time is right for in-home care.

However, if you consider the points raise here today, you’ll have a better idea of when it’s time for in-home care.

And, if you have any follow-up questions, please contact us (310) 400-6869…we are always here to assist…You are Important to Us!

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Caregiving for You, Inc.

As a Registered Nurse and primary owner of Caregiving for You, Alicia Aguirre brings over 30 years of hands-on experience as a healthcare practitioner. She began her career in 1980 as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), helping patients in a large convalescent home. In 1984 she transferred to another convalescent care center, added advanced training to her repertoire, and became an Administrator and Activity Director. Alicia worked continuously while raising her daughters, and in 2004 she earned her R.N. licensure. She wanted to make a genuine contribution in her field and to the community with her years of expertise. In 2005 she opened Caregivers U.S.A., Inc. with her daughter, Claudia. Finally, in 2009, Alicia opened Coastal House Residential Care Facility (RCF) in Santa Monica. Alicia is our head Case Manager, meeting with and assessing every client’s needs. She formulates a customized, individualized care plan and matches the appropriate caregiver with each client. During her time off, she enjoys walks at the beach with her husband of 40 years, daughters, and nephew. Alicia’s dream of having her daughters, Claudia and Eva, join her in the medical field has come true. They are carrying on Alicia’s legacy and maintaining her dream of genuinely helping others. Google