Choosing a home care provider is a big decision.
But, that doesn’t mean it has to be a difficult one. You just have to do a little research first! And, all that really requires is asking the right questions.
So, here are 4 important questions to ask, to help you make an easy, quick decision.
What languages do they speak?
It’s extremely important that you are able to easily communicate with your home care provider. No matter how technically skilled the provider is, if he or she can’t understand what you are saying, you won’t be able to have your needs properly met. This is most often a challenge with patients whose first language is not English. Look for a home care provider with nurses who speak multiple languages. For example, here at Aurora Home Care & Hospice, we take the time to hire bilingual home care assistants. We have caretakers who speak English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Ukrainian, Cambodian, Hindi, Laotian, and Vietnamese. So, whichever language is easiest for you to communicate in – we’ve got you covered.
You deserve to have home care assistance that actually listens and responds to your needs. That’s what great home care is all about.
What are their home care services like?
In addition to regular medical and health services, you want a home care provider that also offers regular home care services. At Aurora Home Care, we know that dealing with the daily chores can really take its toll on a person. That’s why we offer all our clients a wide range of daily home care services- to help ease the stress a little. We offer services like: light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, and general care management.
Everyone only has so much energy they can exert in a day. So why not put that energy into what really matters? When you’re fighting a bigger battle, don’t let the little things get you down.
Do they offer a wide variety of therapy practices?
You never know what type of therapy you might want or need down the road. That’s why it’s best to choose a home care provider right from the start that offers a wide variety of therapy practices. This way, no matter what type of therapy you may need, you’ll be able to get it without having switch care providers. It just makes life that much easier.
The 4 main types of therapy you’ll definitely want your home care provider to offer are: speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social services.
Do they offer pediatric care?
Though it is a common need, not all home care providers offer pediatric care. In fact, many home care providers only work with adults. When choosing a home care provider, ask about their pediatric care options. It’s an extra bit of assistance that will set them apart from other home care providers.