- Identify the key reasons you require a caregiver. Examples may include; maintaining and assisting with personal hygiene and or promote companionship and reduce loneliness, Once you have identified these, you can set your care session expectations.
- Set care session expectations. Write a list of tasks you require the caregiver to perform. This will allow the caregiver to know and understand what's expected of them, which gives them confidence in performing their tasks. Caregivers will monitor themselves and take more responsibility for their actions.
Tips on writing care session expectations:
- Include as much detail as possible. For example “help with personal care” – indicate what specifically you would like the caregiver to assist with?
- If you plan to hire this particular caregiver continuously, do you want them to perform the same task each time?
- If your senior parent has any specific conditions or requirements, indicate instructions regarding best practices to have the caregiver follow.
- If you plan to hire this caregiver again, give them your list of your care sessions expectations as this will allow the caregiver to keep at hand and refresh their memory for the next care session.
- Discuss your expectations with the caregiver once they are onsite. This can be done by phone or in person during your first care session. Ask the caregiver if they have any questions or feedback. Encourage the caregiver to have an open dialogue with you. An open dialogue will help make the caregiver feel more comfortable and confident in sharing their feedback.
- Discuss next steps. Advise the caregiver how often you will be needing them and book your next care sessions through www.trustcaregivers.com.
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