Before a caregiver is placed in your home, they are personally interviewed by a case manager and then carefully screened. Their professional references and qualifications are validated. Our agency conducts a fingerprint based criminal background check and driving history search. Besides very careful employment screening, there are also personal qualities we look for in every caregiver such as good communication skills, professionalism, kindness, cheerfulness and good manners, just to name a few. We believe that only if a caregiver is good enough to care for our own parents are they good enough to work for you.
We have a diverse network of male and female caregivers because we have learned over the years that “one size does not fit all”. We are often asked to match the language and culture of a client with the caregiver so our network can include caregivers from many different nationalities.
Caregivers in our network have experience caring for clients with cancer, heart disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aphasia, cerebral palsy, autism, diabetes and end of life care. They also have experience providing care to clients requiring rehabilitation, post operative care, ostomy management and clients who are amputees, quadriplegics or paraplegics.
Many caregivers have medically related degrees from other countries and they work for us until they are permitted to work in a U.S. hospital. Some of their degrees include nursing, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, medical technology, midwifery and even medical doctors. We believe having a medical background enhances excellent care and we value these achievements.
Homeward Bound caregivers are hired as our employees and their patient care is closely monitored and supervised by a registered nurse. We take charge of the hiring, firing, discipline and scheduling of caregivers. Homeward Bound insures their caregivers with individual bonding; Unemployment, Professional Liability and Workers Compensation insurance, just in case they get injured on the job.
Whether you are a person with a progressive medical condition, recovering from an illness or operation, in need of end-of-life care or just seeking a compassionate helper, Homeward Bound has that special person ready to help! Give us a call, we’re always home.
For a FREE consultation call 773-777-CARE (2273)