Finding the right caregiver for an elderly relative can be a challenge. One of the best things that you can do before hiring someone is to spend a few minutes and write down all your expectations. At first, you may not think you have many. In all likelihood, though, you probably have quite a few; you just think they are obvious. Nevertheless, writing them down is a good exercise. Here are some topics to think about to see if you have an opinion on how a caregiver should behave:
Upon asking yourself these questions, you will likely determine that you have some opinions about what the caregiver should be doing when they are working. For each of these opinions/expectations, it is important that you discuss them with the caregiver at the beginning. Many caregivers are have a deep desire to please their client. As such, if you let them know that it will take to please you, the odds of them meeting your expectations will increase.