It is easy to think of getting companionship for your loved one to be simple. After all, if a family member can be a companion to your loved one, anyone can be, right?
As providers of home care in West Palm Beach, Florida ourselves, we at Advantage Pointe Home Care say this is not accurate. Being a dedicated companion isn’t just being physically present, it means being in the present at the moment and knowing how to handle the needs of an elderly.
Thus, before enlisting the help of this non-medical home care services provider to provide companionship to your loved one, make sure to go over this list first to see what qualifications and traits are non-negotiable:
- Trained as a caregiver and/or healthcare professional
Ideally, their potential companion has experience working in the field such as in companion care in Palm Beach and Martin Counties, private duty care in Florida, or elsewhere in the healthcare field.
- Is patient, respectful, and dependable
Is their potential companion understanding of your loved one’s needs? It’s important to ensure that they have a grasp of what experiences a senior has, is respectful of these, and are open to the changes that will happen to them throughout the care.
- Has excellent and transparent credentials
Their potential companion will unavoidably affect their quality of life so you must make sure that they are in good hands. To make sure of this, you must make sure that they have passed a criminal background check and are insured through a bonding company.