A personal care aide helps their client perform activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, and eating. For people who are frail, ill, or recovering from injury or surgery, the assistance of a personal care aide can prevent problems such as skin breakdown, injuries from falls, malnutrition, social isolation, and loss of dignity. Personal care aides provide needed respite to caregivers, and have expertise in how to safely assist their clients.
When hiring a personal care aide, here are some of the factors to consider:
- Should I hire an agency or a private aide?
- What does an agency offer that a private aide doesn’t?
- What are the payroll tax and insurance implications of hiring a private aide?
- How can a care manager help?
Read more in this article from the care managers at Care is There Geriatric Care Management: How to Hire a Personal Care Aide.
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