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What Advice Would You Give Someone Looking To Hire A Caregiver?

What Advice Would You Give Someone Looking To Hire A Caregiver?

A mySMAteam Member said:

Just make sure it’s someone who is willing to show up responsibly and is willing to learn how to do things your way. I also like to use the word
"Proactive " when describing the ideal candidate since they will be doing a lot of things for you a little boost of initiative is always nice.

posted about 2 months ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

Make sure the care giver is able to handle the task at hand and able take advice from the patient and doctors.

posted about 2 months ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

This is tough. But for sure the biggest thing to remember is that while some caregivers becomes friends, first and foremost it is a job. And stressing that to the people your hiring so they understand that you are hiring them because you need help to be independent and if they can’t commit to the job, the requirements or be punctual that it’s okay to move on top another caregiver. Never settle with your livelihood

posted about 1 month ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

My answer is good luck finding anyone. If the person shows up, doesn't rob You too much and is not too high on something that makes them unpredictable...they are a keeper...you just won the attendant lotto.

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

Lexi, I completely agree!! I am currently struggling with a caregiver who became friends and is not treating things like the job she was hired to do. It’s hard in our situation not to become friends when it’s a job that is so “personal”

posted 13 days ago
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