NannyBabysitter.co.uk understands how vital it is to find the right caregiver for a loved one. The right caregiver must be experienced, have the necessary credentials and is someone you must trust with the care of an often vulnerable family member.
We have carefully laid out a step by step process that we recommend you follow in order to alleviate any problems and difficulties you may potentially experience in the hiring of a caregiver for a senior or disabled member of your family.
Finding and hiring the right candidate for a loved one will not only benefit your relationship but will guarantee you peace of mind so please read these steps carefully.
Clarifying your needs
Clarifying your needs and determining what type of care you are looking for is vital when trying to hire a caregiver. It is important that you not only ask yourself, what are my requirements and what traits do I want my care provider to have, but you also write down this ‘wish list’ in order to not lose track later on down the road of the hiring process. Ensure not only to right down the skills and attributes you want your caregiver to possess but also clarify the tasks that you expect this person to carry out. Will her sole responsibility be taking care of a disabled person or an elderly person or would you also like someone to assist with household chores, laundry, meal preparation and or pets? Do you need someone with a medical/ nursing background? Trust us, the most successful care matches have come out of this vital step.