There are many channels of getting caregivers. From a friend of a friend who knows someone to a friend’s child offering caregiving services part time, your choices are endless. This is a common means of getting a care giver but it isn’t advisable to get these services from such people because of the security issues associated with them.
Unless you fully trust these persons, you shouldn’t seek a professional service provider. Rhode Island has a center for care giving services for you that has an online presence giving you convenience of booking your preferred care giver at your preferred time.
Follow the following procedure:
You must register your details on the website. It is important for you to ask for help from a younger person if your elderly and you require a caregiver. Essentially, you require a caregiver to help with such details. Get someone you trust. This shouldn’t be a problem if you are getting searching for a caregiver for a loved one.
You should select the Careseeker tab on the web page that you open. In most cases the ‘Careseeker’ is the default button, and you do not have to switch tabs.
You should set up a password/ have a password set up for you. There is also a checkbox that lets you choose if you are the senior person seeking care of if you are the friend/ relative.
Remember to include your email address to sign up, add your profile information. This is simple and like many other forms you’ve filled online and offline. You therefore require your DOB, name, phone number and your physical address. Photo upload is optional.
Once you have entered your details, you should check the services you expect from Senior Care Center Rhode Island. This will make it easy for the service providers to meet your needs.
Once you finish the sign up; a box will pop up to inform you if your application is successful or not.
If successful, start searching. Search for provider within your locality. You will get all information about potential caregivers including their reviews, photo, their rates, their availability and the services they offer. Availability is very important therefore ensure that both your times and theirs match.
There is the option of choosing a specific feature from your caregivers. For instance, the list view will give you a list of all caregivers while you can choose male or female providers if you need a caregiver of a either gender.
There is a button that will let you send a message if you have questions about the services or the caregivers.
Once you get a caregiver whose availability matches your preferred time, you should go ahead and book. Time blocks are available and you can book multiple blocks. Place your request after you are satisfied with the total costs and time.
In case you have a problem you should contact the relevant people. Call 911 for emergencies and send an email or call the center for non-emergency problems.
In conclusion, these steps will help you in getting the best care or caregiver for your loved one at the time of your convenience. The caregivers are vetted before their profiles are on the website ensuring that you get nothing but the best.
Joy Sanders is a cyber security analyst and a social worker at senior care center Rhode Island. She will help you in getting the right care giver by having the safest and easiest login and search website running at all times. She is a part of the team vetting the caregivers.