Jul 19, 2020

How To Find The Right Home Care Provider

Compassion Network Home Care is Alberta’s trusted in-home care agency. We provide the best level of home healthcare, caregiving, and nursing, all within the comforts of your home.

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With old age, your loved ones may notice a tough time completing their daily tasks of living. Being able to complete a task that has been routine for so long, then suddenly your loved one begins to struggle can become scary for them. Noticing loved one’s struggle and get to that point makes you feel that you should begin seeking for a service provider that will value your loved one and give them the highest level of care.  

You have already probably chosen Home Care because of the many benefits and freedoms that come with staying at home and aging in place. With so many Home Care agencies, it can become tough to find one that is trusting, will fit your needs, has a good track record, and so many other factors that come into your ultimate decision.

How do you find a home care agency that fits all your criteria?

  • Know what you are looking for.
  • Make a list of the areas that are most important to you.
  • Google and search for care agencies in your area.

When looking for agencies its important to ensure that your loved ones can grow into the care that these agencies offer. What do we mean by that? Other services such as more intensive care, cleaning, foot care, and other amenities may be beneficial later down the road. Although your loved one may not need these services now, its valuable to have the option to grow into them in the future.

Find a single care agency that can do everything.

Using multiple care agencies for differing services can become tough for your scheduling and your loved one seeing different caregivers. One of the many benefits of using an agency with multiple offerings is their ability to take the scheduling headaches from you

Make sure the time of care fits your schedule

Some agencies and care providers have a limited window of care offerings. While this may fit great for you if your schedules are aligned, for many their care extends late in the night and early in the morning. Some care agencies offer 24/7 services which are extremely beneficial in those unknown times where loved ones need care in abnormal times.

Find a company you feel comfortable with.

When searching online for a care provider that fits best, there are a couple of areas you want to check out to ensure you feel aligned. You don’t want a stranger you feel uncomfortable with being compatible with you lived one.

When going onto the care providers website, navigate to the “About” section. Here, learn about the company’s values, mission statement, and vision. This will give you a good understanding of what the company’s goal is and how they want to be in the future.

In the about us section, or many sections of services, companies will provide information on their recruitment and staff standards. While some have no standards and very relaxed hiring needs, others have extremely strict standards and have highly vetted and experienced staff. It is best to find a company that invests much in its quality of staff. The quality of staff directly translates to the quality of care your loved one will be provided with.

Getting Started

Edmonton has many home care providers to choose from. Here are some reputable providers that are the best in Edmonton.

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