5 Questions to ask your Senior Care provider

How much experience do you have in caregiving or similar areas?

Get a general understanding of the person and company you may hire to take care of your loved one. Starting with a broad question can give them a chance to explain their outlook on in-home care.

What specifically makes you qualified for working with my loved one?

This is where you can find out about the caregivers specific training to do in-home health work. You can be specific here, feel free to ask about experience bathing, feeding, dressing, cooking, cleaning, or lifting from a wheelchair to a toilet or bed.

How often are you available?

Find out if you can have the care you need, as often as you need it.

Is around-the-clock care available if necessary?

Sometimes things change and conditions worsen. You do not want to be left without care for the important early hours of morning. Navigating, groggy, to the bathroom in the middle of the dark night can be difficult for just about anyone.

Can you refer me to dietitians, counselors, therapists or other specialists, if needed?

Often times, your health care provider can be the best connection to other professionals specializing in senior care. Use their network to your advantage.

Pat Ryan

Patrick is a Senior home health care consultant and principal at A Gentle Touch Senior Home & Health Care Inc.. Patrick has been in service to the long Island business community since 1985. Through a strong network of elder care and elder-care-related professionals Patrick uses a “Best of Breed“ approach to his senior care services. He takes great pride in providing a single source solution for all of your senior care needs.

At a time when life comes at you hard and fast we take great care to guide you well and provide a total home care solution.