The first thing you will need to decide is whether you need medical or non-medical caregiving. Non-medical caregivers provide a lot of the same services as medical caregivers and can be significantly cheaper than a caregiver certified by the nursing board. However, if you need medication management or help with medical care, you should choose to employ a medical caregiver.
Caregivers should be able to provide references from past work. They should also be able to provide evidence of a bond. If a caregiver has a bond, that’s usually a sign that they work for a reputable agency. Medical caregivers are also licensed, so they should be able to provide you with information about their license and training. Make sure that you follow through and check their references.
You should decide whether you need medical or non-medical caregiving. If you are not sure, you should contact an agency, and they will go over your case to determine which options you have. Using a caregiving agency rather than an independent caregiver has the advantage of allowing you to choose between a few different care options.