You’ve worked hard to build a wonderful life for yourself and your family. Now you need a little help, but you have no intentions of life being any less extraordinary. We want your experience with us to be just as remarkable. To make sure it is, we developed a unique five-step approach to care.
At each step, our focus is on you. From learning about your wishes and answering your questions to creating a care plan just for you and matching you with the right caregiver, you are our priority. And it doesn’t stop there—we’ll be right there with you throughout the care process giving you and your family the support you need. After all, you’ve worked hard to get here. Let us take the heavy lifting from here.
Questions to ask when hiring a caregiver
If you decide on in-home care, there are several questions you should ask to ensure that your loved one will stay safe, healthy and happy:
- What happens if you or your caregiver becomes ill or are otherwise unavailable? What are the alternate arrangements?
- Do you pay your federal and state taxes, Social Security (FICA) and unemployment insurance, so that our family is not legally responsible?
- Can you verify that you and your caregivers are legally able to work in the United States?
- If you or your caregiver are injured at a client's residence, who is responsible? (Many homeowner's insurance policies exclude injuries to "domestic employees.")
- Do you perform criminal background checks and state abuse registry checks? Do you check caregivers' references from prior work history?
- Are you bonded or insured in case one of your clients is injured or there's a theft?
- How do you document that your services were indeed completed?
Hi, my name is Ben Davis and I am the Care Advisor at Right at Home-Seattle. I have only been working with Right at Home for a little over a year now. This means that I still have a lot to learn. I completely understand that. In my short amount of time here, I have heard about many situations and experiences from the owners, our clients as well as our caregivers and the client care coordinators. Many circumstances that made me smile, laugh, and even cry. There were also some situations that made me angry. I have a strong passion for helping individuals and families who need help with caring for themselves as well as their loved ones. I am also passionate about telling short stories that move people and allow for open discussion. I have decided to share these circumstances in a short story format. My goal is to have individuals engage in discussion and even share experiences that they’ve had with a loved one or with a caregiver. I would love to create a community in which we can all learn the answers to the questions that we have about different illnesses, caregiving, and to also share our experiences with one another. Selfishly, I am hoping to gain knowledge and I hope that we all can all gain something from these shared experiences. In the meantime, let's all be sure to live every moment, laugh every day, and love beyond words.