When someone is considering engaging the services of a senior service providers, finding information regarding the background and history of the provider can be difficult. However, it is absolutely important that the background and other historical and reference information regarding the provider is available for your consideration regarding the senior services.
Checking the background of the senior services that you engaging is a key issue that can be the difference between having a satisfying relationship with your care services, or not. Different mechanisms are available for different senior services. Assisted living, residential care, and group homes are all regulated by the state of Arizona, or the state in which you reside, for those who are looking at senior services in other states. The Arizona Department of Health does periodic inspections of these facilities to determine whether or not these facilities are complying with the states standards and regulations regarding care. Reported violations and civil penalties are recorded and available for access online. A Senior Planning agent can also get these reports for you and go over them with you if you like. We understand that these things can be a little bit confusing or unclear sometimes, so we are happy to help.
In-Home caregiving services should be able to provide you with a record of the license information, verify that they are bonded and provide references to you about their past work experience. Professional caregivers will have this information readily available on your first meeting with them. It is perfectly acceptable to ask for a list of references for caregivers that you will be allowing in your home. You should also ask them about their past experience helping either elderly or disabled clients.