The 10 Steps How to Find Caregiver
How do you find the right private caregiver for your senior loved one(s)?
Sometimes you can get lucky and stumble upon a wonderful caregiver by sheer timing, and other times it can be the complete opposite. This information will help guide you through the process to make your caregiver selection a better experience.
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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.
Caregiver Application Template
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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. Take note of written communication skills.
Contact potential caregiver candidates by email and request a 15 min phone interview based on your schedule availability. Keep all notes on performance of each caregiver applicant over the phone and in person using the Questionnaire form for interview
Organize files for each caregiver. Each file should contain: Job application, any written communication(i.e emails), interview questionnaire form for the phone/in person interview, References, and background checks. You may need to refer back if your top caregiver selections do not work out.
Once caregiver phone interviews are complete, select the best candidate to interview 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 the questions to ask when considering your caregiver applicants. Do not a skip this step, it is a key component in the search. ***Remember caregiver Background checks and References!
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.
Consider applicants who will agree to a 3 week paid trial-leave your self the room to change your mind.
Send and both sign the agreements in person or digitally. Both parties will be clear of the care job related expectations, and protect one another in writing with our Hire Private Caregiver Template Pack
It may seem like a long process at first glance but taking the right measures from the beginning can save you time and money in the long run.
- HIRE A PRIVATE CAREGIVER CHECKLIST
- CAREGIVER APPLICATION FORM
- CAREGIVER JOB DESCRIPTION
- SENIOR CARE INFORMATION FORM
- CAREGIVER EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
- BASIC CAREGIVER EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
- SENIOR CARE INVOICE
- YEARLY TAX RECEIPT FOR SENIOR CARE
- DAILY CARE JOURNAL
- HOUSEKEEPING CHECKLIST
- PERSONAL HYGIENE CHART
- PRE-INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE TO SEND CAREGIVER
- CAREGIVER INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE
- REFERENCE CHECK QUESTIONNAIRE
- SAMPLE JOB POSTING TEMPLATE