What's the difference between a home care agency, nurse registry and hiring a private caregiver?

What's the difference between a home care agency, nurse registry and hiring a private caregiver?
What's the difference between a home care agency, nurse registry and private caregiver?

A home care agency

  • Typically schedules an in-home evaluation to identify the services your loved one needs and provides assurances the caregivers know how to perform duties properly
  • Is responsible for supervising performance, providing on-site training and disciplining employees
  • Ensures employees are bonded, insured and liability covered
  • Handles workers' compensation
  • Many have on-call support available

Nurse Registry

  • Has little or no general quality assurance procedures in place and is not obligated to review patients' medical records.
  • Serve as a referral source with no responsibility in managing caregivers.
  • Can only hire aides as independent contractors and are less likely to bond and insure.

Hiring a private caregiver

  • Client chooses which services they need and is responsible for instructing caregiver how they want services performed
  • Client's responsible for what the caregiver does, their performance, discipline and additional training
  • Client should check their policies, but are likely to have little to no protection if a caregiver does something wrong and their loved one is injured, if the caregiver is injured in the home or if there is a suspected theft

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