How to Find a Qualified Nurse Registry
When your loved one requires professional in-home care, a nurse registry can simplify the process of finding and hiring a helper. Not all registries are created equal, though, so it’s important to do everything possible to make sure you get access to qualified individuals.
Ask for Detailed Information
Find out all you can about the registries in your area before hiring a caregiver. Ask for a breakdown of:
• Types of caregivers available
• Services provided
• How disputes or problems are handled
• Your options for customizing a care schedule
You should also get a ballpark figure of what you can expect to pay per hour. This may differ, based on the type of caregiver you hire, and you may have room to negotiate pay rates to fit your loved one’s budget.
Look for Licensed Practitioners
Some registries, like Caring Home Care, require caregivers to be licensed or certified, and this is exactly what you want in order to get quality services for your loved one. As you go through the information from various registries, make sure they check the credentials of their nurses, health aides, and companions so that you don’t have to worry about whether or not the person you choose to hire is qualified to provide care.
Ensure Background Screenings
Performing background checks isn’t standard procedure for every nurse registry, but Caring Home Care screens all of our caregivers with a level 2 FBI background check at no charge to you for peace of mind.
Detailed checks are best and help narrow down your choices to the most trustworthy people.
Conduct Detailed Interviews
When you work with Caring Home Care, our experienced coordinators will help match you with a compassionate caregiver that can meet the needs of your loved one. Let the caregiver meet your loved one to see how they get along and monitor your loved one’s level of comfort. Ask specific questions about how each caregiver conducts his or her duties, and be clear about your own expectations. Get as much information as you can about caregivers’ backgrounds in and experience with your loved one’s condition to determine the best fit.
Keep quality of care foremost in your mind as you search for in-home help. Consider how much assistance your loved one needs and how comfortable they are interacting with people they don’t know well. Careful evaluation of nurse registries should give you confidence in choosing the right caregiver.
Caring Home Care is a nurse registry that has been providing better care at home since 2003. Their certified caregivers are thoroughly screened and properly licensed to meet your loved one’s needs, whether it’s respite care or live-in assistance. Learn more about our services today!