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Can You Simply Hire a Home Care Aide on Your Own?

Home Care for Seniors in Caldwell NJ

You’ve been looking into hiring a home care aide for your elderly father. In the meantime, you’ve been helping him, taking care of him as best you can. You realize just how much stress and anxiety it’s putting on you. It may even be affecting your relationship with him.

Home Care for Seniors in Caldwell NJUltimately, you realize you can’t be there for him as often as he needs.

You have work, a family of your own, and other responsibilities you need to take care of. You simply can’t be there for him every single day, all day long. Yet, he has trouble getting out of bed in the morning, getting up and down the stairs, getting into and out of the shower, and basically performing a lot of basic tasks necessary for everyday life.

So you’ve been considering home care options.

Maybe you sat down and talked about it with him and after some reluctance he finally realized how beneficial it could be for him. That could be a great relief for you, so now you have come to the task of finding the right caregiver to help support him.

Can you hire somebody on your own? In other words, can you hire a home care aide independently as opposed to going through an agency?

A lot of people ask this question because they want to save money. They may see that hiring through an agency could cost them more because of overhead than hiring independently.

The ultimate answer to this question is yes, you can hire an independent caregiver. However, you need to keep some things in mind before you make this decision.

More and more agencies across the country are performing intensive interviews with all of their potential caregivers, running a background check on them, and providing them training before they even begin working with elderly or disabled clients.

When you hire an independent caregiver, you will be either responding to an ad they placed or they will be responding to one you placed. That means you will have to be responsible for interviewing them, checking their references, verifying their work history, and maybe even performing your own background check on them.

Still, even after you do all that, the independent caregiver is not going to have the same type of support behind him or her that an agency provided caregiver will. That means if this independent caregiver gets sick, you will have to scramble to make other arrangements for your father to have the support and care he needs.

For home care in Caldwell, NJ, call ComForCare Home Care at 973-287-4718. Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Verona, Little Falls, Cedar Grove, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic, Belleville.

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Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.
Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.

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