Here is the step by step blueprint how to find a caregiver
How to find a caregiver that is perfect for your senior loved one can seem overwhelming at first, but if you follow these guidelines it should simplify the process
The fact of the matter is that sometimes you get lucky and find a wonderful caregiver by being in the right place at the right time, and other times it can be the complete opposite. This information will help guide you through the process to make your caregiver selection a much better experience, and have a more predictable outcome.
Step 1- Start recruiting private caregivers and get to know the best places to post your senior care job
Step 2- Respond to interested caregiver applicants by email with this caregiver job application form and generate a response template to save time. Include a more detailed job description, general location, overall expectations of employee and budget. Research local caregiver wage and offer 2-5$/more per hour.
Step 3- Sift through caregiver job applications and select potential candidates that can assist with seniors care needs. Organize received caregiver job applications based on the date/time it took them to respond to your application request. 📂Open a file for each caregiver.
Step 4- Contact potential caregiver candidates by email and request that they fill out this pre-interview questionnaire form template and send it back to you.
Pre-Interview Questionnaire form
Step 5- 📂Make sure to organize files for each caregiver. You may at some point need to refer back if your top caregiver selections do not work out.
Step 6- Select the best caregiver candidate to interview virtually, or in person. Set the day and time, the caregiver should be there when requested. Notify the caregiver that a set limit for the interview will be 30-40 minutes.
Screen your caregivers based on how well the interview went. Here are important questions to ask when considering your caregiver applicants. Do not a skip this step, it is a key component in the search.
Step 8- Have potential selected caregivers (2-3 max) meet senior for 15-20 mins 😷 . A simple brief introduction and short time frame will give your senior loved one enough time to get a good feel for the candidate.
Step 9- Consider applicants who will agree to a 3 week paid trial in order to leave your self the room to change your mind.
Step 10- Send and both sign the agreement digitally. Both parties will be clear of the care job related expectations, and protect one another in writing with this agreement.
⭐It may seem like a long process at first, but taking the right steps from the beginning can save you time and money long term.
- HIRE A CAREGIVER CHECKLIST
- CAREGIVER APPLICATION FORM
- CAREGIVER JOB DESCRIPTION FORM
- SENIOR CARE INFORMATION FORM
- CAREGIVER EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (Long form)
- CAREGIVER EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT (Short form)
- SENIOR CARE INVOICE
- DAILY CARE JOURNAL
- HOUSEKEEPING CHECKLIST
- PERSONAL HYGIENE CHART
- PRE-INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE
- CAREGIVER INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE
- REFERENCE CHECK QUESTIONNAIRE
- CAREGIVER JOB POSTING SAMPLE
- TAX RECEIPT FOR SENIOR CARE
- COVID-19 SCREENING CAREGIVER FORM FOR VISITORS 🆕