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If you’re a concern family member who has power of attorney over a loved one’s health care needs you will likely need to begin the important process of selecting an appropriate healthcare agency. The common reasons for needing a healthcare agency are as follows:
If you’re starting the process of searching for in-home health care agencies, you will be well served to keep several tactics in mind. We would like to suggest first that screening multiple agencies at the same time is a good idea. It will make the process run faster and cut down on the amount of work you have to do.
An another important tip: don’t settle. You will likely be tempted to pick the first agency you come across but it is important that instead you find an agency that meets the needs of your family and the patient. The right agency will fill these requirements.
Lastly, and possibly most important of all, when you’re performing the screening duties you should ask for multiple references and then be sure to follow up on them. If while you’re following up on these references you see any red-flags, make sure you don’t ignore or disregard them.
Below we decided to compile the types of questions that you should ask the various health care agencies that you are screening. These deal with specific care and health care provider protocol. Feel free to add your own as you see fit:
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association
27 Governor Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
F: 203-431-6583, or