An agency, or do it yourself?


Home care is extremely important, especially if you do not have the intentions of going to a care facility. So you have to make sure that your loved one will receive the same, and even more special care, especially when you are not going to be home. You hired this person so that you won’t have to be there the whole time, so it’s important that you pick the right person. To do this you can contact CDPAP who will give you a selection of people, or you can do the procedure yourself.

The steps

There are certain steps you have to surpass to hire a care worker, step one being writing up a clear job description, this way candidates know exactly what you are looking for. Next is about payment, be fair and pay legally if you intend on hiring. Make sure that the hours are flexible, especially since you are choosing to hire independently rather than through an agency. Have multiple interviews, get to know your candidate more deeply, see if you can trust them with another person’s life. During this ask plenty of questions and then you can check their references and then you’re done. All that’s left to do is sign the employment contract and that’s it.


Is doing it yourself better or through an agency?

Now this is a debateable question, because both methods are good. If you’re choosing from an agency like cdpap they have workers at the ready, and they know how to find the perfect one for you. Plus they have been around for ages and have connections, so it makes it easier for you to choose someone, and you don’t have to go through the complicated tasks of making job descriptions and such. But if you do it independently you can work through the entire process and gain more insight that you can’t gain when working with an agency. So you will have a conflicting issue.

How to choose the right way for you?

So you can go in both routes, but which is better for you. Well if you don’t have time to set up advertisements and interviews choosing an agency would be the best option for you. They will do all of the necessary things for you. But if you do have time on your hands doing it yourself may bet a better idea, and sometimes agencies have certain regulations when it comes to applying for care. But doing it yourself, you can hire whoever you want for whatever reason, minor or major.