When hiring a home care provider, it is important to seek services that fit your home care needs. Putting your trust in an outside party with these very personal responsibilities is challenging. Research a couple of home care agencies and make sure they check all the boxes of your “Agency Checklist” (attached below). The first thing to inquire about is the price of the services. Make sure you can afford it. Do you have Medicaid, Medicare, or Long Term Care Insurance? If so, make sure the agency accepts your insurance. It is also important to think about your home care needs. Does the agency provide the right services for you? Next, ask about their home health aides. Are they certified? What did their hiring process look like? You are putting your trust in an individual to care for you or your loved one so make sure they are worth trusting. Also, ensure the agency can provide you with good references. Speak with other clients who have used their services. Additionally, is their someone on call 24/7 incase of an emergency? And lastly, ask about their COVID-19 action plan. After researching different agencies and have a better understanding of what they each offer, make a decision that is right for you or your loved one. For more information, check out our video below! A Caring Hand Services is always available to answer any questions you may have. Call us today for a free consultation at (212) 828-4545.