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
- 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
We've been in business since 1966 and can be trusted to care for your loved one. Call us today at 561-616-9500 to schedule an in-home consultation.