Choosing a Home Care Agency
Choosing a Home Care Agency.
Every home care agency will tell you "they're the best." But how do you really know?
If you’re shopping around for in-home care for a parent, a loved one or yourself, you’re probably a little stressed about the process—and quite possibly tired of every home care agency telling you “we’re the best.” It’s hard—but doesn't have to be.
Feel your way to reason:
Here’s our best recommendation to help you choose a home care agency: Read the reviews to help you feel your way to reason as you make your decision. Reviews are the windows into the core of trust, competency and compassion---something everyone searching for the right home care agency should read.
Once you've narrowed it down to a handful of agencies, how do you select the right one?
Begin your feel-to-reason by meeting the agency's staff and discussing your needs. Have a list of questions prepared. Listen. Ask. Observe. Evaluate how you feel in their presence and whether they seem like a good fit to care for your aging mother so that she is well cared for and you can breathe a sigh of relief.
Ask for a complimentary in-home safety and care assessment. During this visit, the agency will learn more about your needs to develop a customized plan of care for your mother. And remember, during this time, continue to feel your way to reason—you can't trust Mom with just anyone.
Be sure to contact the SYNERGY HomeCare agency in your area
SYNERGY HomeCare's compassionate, skilled and background-screened caregivers provide dependable and compassionate relief for everyone in the family.
And the little secret about in-home care that you'll never hear from an assisted living facility or nursing home: one on one, individual care is given by in-home caregivers, not one caregiver for every eight patients. That is more special that you might imagine.
One of the beauties of in-home care is that it reinforces and supports care provided by family members and friends, while your loved one maintains their dignity and independence—and morale, in their own home.
Are you coordinating caregiving from out of town? When you are confident that your home care provider is top notch in both caregiving and communication, there’s a certain peace of mind that accompanies that confidence. It may even help you sleep at night. We are there when you can’t be.
Our success speaks for us. We are proud of our reputation. Having a career, or as we say, ‘passion,’ where we help make others’ lives better through our compassionate home care, is why we are happily engaged in our calling of in-home care.
Our secret sauce is a mixture of compassion, love, empathy and continuity of care, whether we’re with your loved one for a couple of hours or 24 hours a day. Grab some secret sauce.
And here you are, right where you started. Maybe you were seeking the panacea to finding the best home care agency for your aging parent. Sorry, no panaceas, in fact very few answers at all. Just enough selection and choice to ensure that the home care provider you choose is worthy of being in your family.