Interviewing Home Care Agencies? Stay On Topic.
by AAA T.L.C., on Oct 19, 2020 10:51:05 AM
Recuperating at home after a significant illness or injury is an intimidating prospect, even for strong and independent people. There are so many decisions to make and questions to answer, such as “Can I take care of myself?” and “What are the best homecare agencies in the area?”, among others.
In these confusing times, it is often helpful to write a list of topics to talk about when it comes time to interview representatives from local homecare agencies. Talk with your doctor about how much help he or she expects you will need when you go home. Also ask your doctor about your medications, your ability to walk by yourself, physical therapy schedule, wound care routine, and other significant aspects of your care. Your physician may recommend a quality homecare agency, like AAA T.L.C., that he or she feels is best suited to address your needs.
When contacting any homecare agency, ask the representative if that agency offers the specific healthcare services you need. For example, if you have diabetes, ask whether the homecare workers perform glucometer checks. Review your doctor’s orders with the representative to learn if the company’s workers have the expertise you require. Learn if the agency provides basic, non-technical services to make life more comfortable. The best agencies offer a wide range of services, from tube feedings to trips to the local grocery store. Find out if workers will cook meals or take the dog for a walk. Many agencies encourage workers to do dishes, light housekeeping, and generally make the home more pleasant. Healthcare does not keep regular business hours – people need assistance at all times of the day and night. The best homecare companies offer around the clock care.
AAA T.L.C. is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Writing a list of questions to ask a homecare agency representative helps you get the care you need when recuperating at home. Ask your doctor or nurse for more information about homecare agencies in your area, or contact AAA T.L.C. to learn more about assisted living in California