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What to Look for in a Companion Caregiver

February 18, 2020

Are you searching for the right companion caregiver for your loved one? A lot of thought and consideration goes into this important choice, and we’d love to help you make the big decision. At Senior Home Companions, we can help match elderly adults in Central Indiana with a caregiver based on their unique needs and personality. Here are just a few tips when choosing the right companion caregiver.

A Skilled Companion

When you are looking into a companion, be sure that they have the right skills to appropriately serve an elderly adult. They should be competent and reliable in personal care, homemaking, companionship and any other needs you may have.

At SHC, fewer than 20% of applicants meet our stringent criteria for honesty, competency and dependability. Whether you plan to age in place, in assisted living or in a skilled care environment, we can help you find a caregiver with the right skill set for your needs.

Caregiving as a Calling

In your caregiver search, you want to find someone who will truly care about their career. The caregivers at Senior Home Companions aren’t simply looking for work; they’re answering a call to serve elderly adults and their families to make a difference in their lives. Our caregivers are dedicated to going above and beyond to make our clients’ lives as rich and satisfying as possible.

Your Unique Situation

Consider the needs that you may have when searching for a caregiver. Do you need transportation to church or help running errands? Do you need a little help around the house or more extensive assistance with grooming and dressing? At SHC, our in-depth matching process focuses on meeting the needs of you and your family. Your family can interview several caregivers before service begins.

Harmonious Personalities

When you conduct a caregiver interview, make sure that you consider the personality of the caregiver. If you are an extroverted person who enjoys going out for activities, then you will want to find a caregiver who has a similar disposition.

At SHC, we will take time to listen to your story, learning as much as we can about who you are, what’s been a part of your life, and what you would enjoy about a particular caregiver. Plus, we believe exceptional care is about trusting, meaningful relationships, so you can count on consistent care from the same caregiver as long as you like.

Are ready to seek out a companion caregiver for yourself or a loved one? Let us help you! Contact us today online or at (317) 251-0441.