The big day has arrived: Dad’s first day with his new caregiver! If your family is similar to many, you might be experiencing a range of emotions: relief, uncertainty, and anxiety, to name a few. These feelings are typical and completely normal. A little advance preparation and planning for this important milestone will help ensure a smooth and comfortable transition for all.
The first thing to bear in mind when you welcome a new caregiver into the home is that The Care Company’s caregivers are fully trained and experienced in at-home senior care. Their primary goal is to enhance life for the individuals they serve. They do not need or expect to be entertained, something which is surprisingly often a concern for care recipients.
So, What Can You Do to Help Welcome a New Caregiver Into the Home?
There are actions you can take to make a caregiver feel welcomed in a senior loved one’s home and start the relationship off on the right foot. For instance:
Give the caregiver a tour of the home, pointing out any noteworthy items such as the cleaning supply closet, medicine cabinet, emergency contact information, etc.
Do not worry about over-explaining details that are important to your loved one. If they like their sandwiches lightly toasted, always watch a specific game show at 11 am, and enjoy a walk to visit with neighbors after lunch, let the caregiver know.
Remember that your feedback is essential – both positive and negative. Connect with our office, and let us know about anything the caregiver is doing particularly well or anything you would like to see done differently. We are happy when you are happy! We work hard to make sure each individual's needs are thoroughly met, and that includes incorporating changes when necessary.
About Our Caregivers
We want you to be able to relax and have the confidence of knowing a family member is in the very best hands with our caregiving services. Each of our caregivers has been thoroughly background checked, interviewed, and trained. They are also very carefully matched to each person in their care according to likes, dislikes, personality type, and more. Each member of our team is someone we would thoroughly trust providing care for our own loved ones. And if at any time, for any reason, you would like to request a different caregiver, we will honor that request; no questions asked.
Contact Us to Learn More
Though the transition might be challenging, know that your loved one’s caregiver will be providing enhanced opportunities for safety, socialization, and enjoyment in life, providing you with much-needed peace of mind. If you’re ready to welcome a new caregiver into your home and want to learn more about our in-home care services in North York, Toronto, Scarborough, and the surrounding areas, connect with us any time online, or call us at 416-422-2273.