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Quality Standards For Senior Care

Via 401K’s and other investment savings plans, Americans are encouraged to prepare for their retirement, but the basic plan for senior care is seldom addressed before care is actually needed. Like a storm, we hope that somewhere else, senior caregiving programs can blow by and not happen in our building. If you’re looking for more tips, McDonough Home Health Care has it for you.

“Employees” are caregivers (which include paying all employee payroll taxes, as required by law: Unemployment Insurance tax, Social Security tax, Medicare tax and State and Federal with-holdings)

Business license and state licensure required (some states require dept. of health license)

Insurance for Worker’s Compensation

Insurance for Professional Liability

Insurance on Fidelity Bonds (sometimes referred to as “theft” insurance)

Caregiver Active Management by a direct Supervisor or Manager

Treatment Plan

Criminal Background Check on all workers

Caregivers’ preparation

On-Call 24-Hour Service

You should interview the Care Manager at home and set up a time for a home senior care consultation that will allow you to learn about the care plan of the organization and how the caregiver will be delegated and handled.

All senior home care agencies will carry out criminal background checks and ensure that the worker meets the I-9 Employment Form requirements (as required by U.S. employment law).

Other questions to ask the senior agency for home care:

What planning is given for the caregiver?

Is a telephony time card supplied with the (where the caregiver calls in to the agency when they arrive and when they leave, making sure the caregiver arrives and leaves on time)

To consider what other supplies and equipment might be required, do they have a home assessment?

Do they have services in Patient Management to help with medical visits and continuing demands for care?

What other quality service providers (such as grocery delivery, pharmacy delivery) can you communicate with?

CONTACT INFO :

Superior Home Health Care Services of Atlanta
155 Westridge Pkwy STE 111, McDonough, Georgia 30253
Phone Number : 678-325-2727