What to consider when hiring a caregiver for an aging parent

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What to consider when hiring a caregiver for an aging parent

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Some of the things you should take into consideration when you are hiring a caregiver. Some of them are obvious, like do you have the financial means to hire a caregiver? Specifically with that caregiver, what their capabilities are; what their experience is. You need to look into their recommendations and the classes they have taken, whether they are a nurse or not, their background checks. The things that are more obvious that you should do. When you are looking for other components of a caregiver; it's their compassion, their understanding, whether they are able to handle their parent. I would recommend that you have them come in and watch the interaction. You'll see things that you can't ask them the questions for. Just see how they are interacting with the parent, if they are compassionate, whether they are touching and things like that. Even more important than that is how your parent interacts with that caregiver. If it's pretty immediate, then you will want that person in your home.
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Linda Joy Gant’s life mission and passion is to blend borders and cultures locally and around the world using the language of the arts, music and travel. Linda is a business owner of LJoy Travel, specializing in tours to Asia. As an Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, Linda provides her clients with counseling and life coach services. Her services, seminars and training include strategies for developing life and business missions. Linda is a mother, grandmother, sister and a loving caregiver to her mother. 

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