Here are 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.
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.
Step 7- 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-leave your self the room to change your mind.
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.
Templates included: ✔️Templates have just been updated Sept 2020
- 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