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How do you go about hiring some one to check in with an elderly parent on a daily basis?

Devyn in Asheville, NC
April 23, 2018

I just need someone to help me check on her. How do you find someone reliable?

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Try me! I am caring, reliable, compassionate and experienced: doing things under the care plan or instructions given efficiently and accurately the best of my ability.

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Simply post an as that is requesting that their services will be to arrive at your mom's home at a specific time. If she lives alone they can arrive a have a day of leisure and good companionship with her. I would suggest that a range of 2-4 hours per day. I would offer 10.00 per hour which is very reasonable.

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User in Tampa, FL
Jan. 21, 2019

you can go through agency or have a reliable neighbor check in on elderly or install camera to link to your cell also light bulb cameras are good too and link to your cell

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Paul in Spencer, TN
Jan. 15, 2019

It is best to use a neighbor. Check with your neighbors. If you need help for your wealthy parents with Alzheimer's anywhere in the US, visit my profile.

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Get a caregiver who lives within the same town you do. That way, since they only need to be checked in on the caregiver will be more willing to only work the hour or so you would need a day

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User in Tacoma, WA
Oct. 18, 2018

Do a background check first. Secondly, just state in your ad what hours/days you need your mom checked in on and interview.

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Laura in Garner, NC
Oct. 15, 2018

I tend to trust people until they are found to be untrustworthy. Try having them send you a text letting you know they arrived, and a text when they leave with a brief description of how things were going.

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YOU FIND SOMEONE RELIABLE BY CHECKING THERE WORK HISTORY

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Eva in Seaside, CA
Sept. 24, 2018

When looking for a caregiver request to interview them, it is a great way to get a first impression. If the interview goes well ask for references of previous employers/people they have worked with in the past. In doing so you can ask them how reliable the person was during their employment with them.

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Again, check the person's back ground and ask for references.

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Tia in Hempstead, NY
Sept. 17, 2018

sometime you look at the person color the dress code the hair and you said she's not the one and they send you a none color one you like it

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The best I can say is, go with your gut and go with someone that has a strong background and brings a resume!! Check references!! Or you can go thru an agency however it will be expensive yet caregivers go thru a vetting process.

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Beth in Peyton, CO
Sept. 4, 2018

interview the caretaker, use your best judgement.

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Elena in Austin, TX
Aug. 27, 2018

you should hire someone with good reference

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Ask a neighbor or a trusted friend of the family. A phone call may be adequate on most days.

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Check with your local senior care facilities.

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By having a background check and reviews are two of the most important criteria in knowing that a caregiver is reliable.On the other hand you can notice by the way the person look;treat;speaks and behaves when he`s with you and or the the elderly patient.And you can know the caregiver is reliable when he ask permission before doing any house chores and asking permission when he`s living.It show he`s respect inyou.

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Tamala in Venice, FL
Aug. 10, 2018

Friends are wonderful and they do that. So should a church family. If you want to hire someone to do that, I suggest you state that in your job request on Care.com. By stating that you want someone to stop by may seem tedious to someone who needs full-time pay, but if you do not ask, you may never find the right person. If your elderly parent lived in my neighborhood, I would be happy to stop by and check on them. And I hate to say it, but I would probably do it for free. And if you wanted me to take a picture of us together to show you that your parent is fine...I will send you the picture of us together. If she/he is not fine, well then a job well done and we will get him/her the help that they need!

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Alan in Nutley, NJ
Aug. 8, 2018

Just simple post what you are looking for, and you will get responses to sort through.

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Laure in Edmonds, WA
July 30, 2018

Meet them, look in their eyes, trust your judgment while talking with them. Your feelings will tell you if you think they are sketchy or are ok to help your parents. Believe me, you can tell...

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Karina in Redmond, WA
July 30, 2018

looking at their background, experience, how they will handle or care for an elderly... observations and work ethics

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Have you try her neighbor? that's a start

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Robin in La Porte, TX
July 24, 2018

Personally I would have a camera in the home. I have one in my parents home so I can see how the caregiver is acting toward my parents. Also you can always have someone stop by and check or text them.

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Susan in Jackson, MO
July 23, 2018

You just want them to check in? Money talks. Sadly even for care of someone. That is difficult to hire someone just to" check in." It isn't really a "job". It will be a time that someone can if they work, not a time you want. Or you can find a good neighbor and offer them a few dollars to do that for you on the days you need.THEN ,IF IT IS JUST A SIMPLE 15 MINUTE "CHECK IN" , I WOULD GIVE THEM $5.00 - $8.00 A DAY. Have them call you from your parents phone every time they do the chore. This keeps them honest.

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Annie in Lakewood, NJ
July 23, 2018

i don't know not many people can do that. they need hourly time.

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Have your parent(s) meet with them and you and see how you feel around them. They need to live nearby if there are specific times to check it because of traffic.

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Well, the best, least costly, is to have family members, neighbors and/or friends stop in routinely. But if you have any real concerns, it would be good to have part time help on a daily basis. Many times the elderly get lonely all by themselves with no social interaction. Put yourself in her shoes (or chair) day after day. A good companion will spend some time chatting and interacting by sharing/offering interests your mom likes. This promotes memory stimulation as well. Each case is different, but an experienced caregiver will add quantity and quality to someone's life.

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Lori in Oxnard, CA
April 23, 2018

post the job on care.com then review the responses. Interview the applicants on the phone then in person check there references then choose the person that best fits your needs. care.com is a great resource for finding a good caregiver.

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Tina in Lakeland, FL
Oct. 18, 2017

In my experience as a professional nurse who did this kind of thing for an agency, just "checking in" on someone is too vague a description. I would suggest developing a checklist of things to check on and a minimum amount of time per visit. Care.com is a great resource to find a part time person. I'd look for someone who already has a few part time clients. They'll already be in caretaker mode as opposed to someone who must plan their day with your parents visit as an interruption. Be prepared to pay more than you thought. Part of what you'll be paying for is to make it worth someone else's time. If it's only human contact you're looking for, have you considered Meals on Wheels? They deliver several days/week to daily at a very low cost and part of their service is an "eyeball" wellness check.

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Must check references and go with a person that has worked out in the field for years.

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User in Tampa, FL
June 13, 2017

You can hire a CNA or HHA to check in on her I believe 1 hr minimum is required it all depends on the individual

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care.com .....just post what you need

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Good question references is the best way I believe and good pay so the help doesn't leave to find greener pasture

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JUST CALL AND SEE HOW LOVE ONE IS DOING. ASK IF THIER IS ANY CONCERNS,OR QUESTIONS.AND LET THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE YOU WILL BE STOPING IN TOO CHECK HOW THINGS AARE GOING.

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FIRST I WOULD ASK PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY MAYBE THEY KNOW SOMEONE THAT KNOWS SOMEONE. THAT WAY THEIR NOT TOTAL STRANGERS. ASK IF SHE WOULD LIKE A FRIEND,COMPANY EVERYDAY. DON'T MAKE HER FEEL AS THOUGHT SHE HAS NO SAY ABOUT WHO COMES AND GO IN HER HOUSE.

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Hey I'm olivia and I would love to help

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Asking reliable friends or family members if they have a provider that they can refer or by going to Care.com and searching for a provider that has an excellent background check and reviews.

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Look online or ask around maybe a church or work

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it takes patience.. I am a care giver Private in home... My most recent client was in her 90's all but 1 child living either out of town or out of state... They began with the security system via Xfinity w/camera's, the fall detector, then they brought in me... I was to begin as a fill in a few days a week just to check in on her... I lived across the street from her...Simple The agency first hired to begin her care didn't even show up on the 1st day... That's where I stepped in.. I not only took over all her care... I was with her for 2+ years cooking, deep cleaning, errands, appts, yard work, you name it... I did it. I was involved with her care up to the last through In Home Hospice. I have excellent references & great relationships with families that I have continued throughout the years. There's a special person out there for your mother... Don't give up.

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Check resumes and references. Look for someone with experience to comply with your specific needs. Call and speak to the caregiver then set up a "meet and greet" with your parent and yourself to see if they are a good fit.

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You would definitely look for someone wanting part time work,plus patient and friendly.

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YOU HAVE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND CHECK BACKGOUND. MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE QUALIFIED.

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you have come to the right place . Care.com Community can help

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Taryn in Dodgeville, MI
April 30, 2017

Get references or hire someone you trust. 

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