RESOURCES

Have you ever heard of a Step2Bed?

By: Caring Places for Seniors

Do you have trouble getting in and out of bed? On November 21, 2018, we met with Mr. Vince Baiera, the founder of a Step2Bed product and he was kind enough to let us try it for ourselves. The product felt very sturdy and solid and it made us feel very safe! We believe in everyone staying as independent as possible and we believe no one should be at risk of falling! As he states on his website, "The step2bed is our latest device geared to help Seniors remain independent longer and reduce their risk of falls in the bedroom." To learn more about this product, visit https://step2bed.com

Help for Seniors and Veterans

 By: Edna Augustine - Ph: 619-582-9819
  • Dry cleaning - Many dry cleaners don't offer a pick up and delivery service, but we can.
  • Packing/Unpacking help - Seniors often need to dispose of all the "stuff" that accumulates over several decades.  Often, it's necessary to scale back in order to move to a smaller home or apartment
  • Pet taxi - Seniors are often unable to take their pets to the groomer or Vet, but we can provide this service for you
  • Senior check - Many seniors living alone have families far away who are unable to check on them to make sure they are okay.  That's where we can help.  A regular visit can help ensure that seniors are doing well, and after each visit a call or email to distant family members will assure them that their special senior is being cared for

Things To Know When Selecting a Home Care Company

By: https://accreditednursing.com/why-choose-accredited/things-to-know-when-selecting-a-home-care-company/
For more info. contact their San Diego office at (619) 265-1234

The Most Important Questions To Ask

As in any industry there are the good and the bad, and when talking to a prospective client I stress that it is important to do your research thoroughly before you choose an agency. I always end our conversation with “buyer be aware" and give a list of questions to ask the next agency they are calling.

How long have you been in business?
Who is the employer? The company, or the client?
Do I pay the care giver or do I pay the Agency?
Does the agency issue W-2’s or 1099’s to the caregivers?
Are the caregivers covered by workers compensation?
Does the agency conduct a criminal background check on all caregivers?
Are the caregivers tested for Tuberculosis?
Are the caregivers required to attend an orientation?
Is the agency available 24 Hours per day 7 Days per week?
What is the agencies policy on overtime?
Is the agency locking you into a contract that will not allow you to cancel without notice?


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