Who Are The Best Home Care Agencies Dedham MA?
When you have the responsibility for the care of a loved one, you don’t want to trust just anyone to help.
If you or a loved one need personal care, otherwise known as home care, you need an agency that has experience and a track record of helping families put together a plan that is affordable and responsive to the needs of the person needing the care.
If you know of other people who have been through the same situation -the best thing to do is to ask them who they know and trust to help with homecare services. Having personal experience with an agency is the best way of assessing their capabilities.
Agencies vs. Individuals
If you do not have any friends or family who know of a good agency, and you are not aware of any resources-it pays to take the time to do some research on the best homecare agencies in your local area. The reason we mention agencies vs. individual homecare providers is that the individual provider may have to juggle the individual needs and schedules of many patients. This makes their availability very limited. They may get sick, take vacation, or need to spend more time with another client whose health may be declining. They also may not have the level of skill needed to care for you or your loved one should their health needs become more complex.
Advantages of Working with an Agency
Given these difficulties mentioned above, in dealing with an individual- we recommend you choose a homecare agency who can assign a homecare worker, but who also has additional staff members, and even more specialized care, if it is needed.
Another advantage of an agency is that they typically have a wider range of services available because they can draw from many different team members or established partners.
Still another advantage of an agency is that they fully screen their staff because their reputation is essential for their success as a business. They do background checks, and check references to ensure that the people they hire are responsible and have a clean background.
We do recommend you take the time to screen the agency to determine if it is a good fit. You want to make sure the agency provides all the services you need so you only have to deal with one agency, if possible.
Potential Questions to Ask Homecare Agencies Include:
- How long have you been providing this service to the community?
- Do you have references that are familiar with you work?
- Do you provide in-home evaluations of the patient’s home care needs? If so, what does the evaluation entail?
- Do you offer the patient and their family a care plan?
- Do you have 24 hour availability for your care givers?
- What are your fees, and services?
Download the Guide to the Choosing the Best Homecare Agencies for more details.
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