Create a home care plan for a senior loved one
Do you find yourself caught between the stresses of caring for your aging parent as well as for your own children? If so, you may be a part of the “sandwich generation”.
Put together a home care plan for the people you love most in your life.
One of the best ways is to seek assistance and guidance, is to learn from people who have already faced similar situations. Listen to what they did right and how they could have improved in their own situation.
We can help you start the caregiver selection process
Cooperation and Communication is the most important when it comes to planning senior care. All parties involved in the senior care plan, must understand very clearly all expectations concerning what care is required and how it will be provided.
Some Family members may have a hard time to accept that they can not do it all themselves. Over time they become overwhelmed with the increase in daily care needs, and at some point experience caregiver stress.
3 step process to planning senior care:
- Plan ahead- Planning senior care ahead it can most avoid impulsive decisions which, may have a have negative impact on your life, as well as the senior’s. Is it time to start thinking additional private senior care as a supplement or some replacement to the care you are currently providing. Doing so would allow more time for your own family, and pressing matters that may also need your attention.
- Family communication- When you or all of you decide as a Family that you are ready and accept the idea of additional senior care, you may then face reluctance from the senior to allow someone else i.e. the caregiver into their home. Each senior’s reaction will be different. By selecting the right caregiver you will all have a much greater chance for a smoother transition.
- Determine senior needs- One of the first steps to taking real action is to determine and agree with everyone in charge of the senior’s care what the exact needs of your senior loved one(s) are, and then begin your caregiver search with that in mind. We can help guide you at this point.
The ‘Hire a private caregiver guide’ also includes 40+ professional home care form templates
Home Care Templates (non-medical)
Hire a Private Caregiver Checklist
Home Safety Checklist
Residence Information Sheet
Senior Care Requirements Checklist
Caregiver Time Sheets
Caregiver Job Description
Care Plan Review
Dietary Profile Sheet
Caregiving Daily Checklist
Senior Care Information Form
‘Need a Caregiver’ Sample Post
Caregiver Employment Application
Pre-Interview Caregiver Questionnaire
Full Caregiver Interview Questionnaire
Caregiver Reference Check-Call Script
Caregiver Employment Agreement
Caregiver Employment Contract
Caregiver Job Offer Letter
Termination of Employment Letter
Covid-19 Visitor Health Form
Senior Housekeeping Chart
Senior Personal Care-Hygiene Chart
Daily Food Log
Recovery Progress Notes
Care Directives Information Sheet
Senior Community Services Contact List
Medical Contacts Sheet
Medical File Log
Weekly Medication Trackers
Monthly Medication Tracker
Vitamin Supplement List
Emergency Medical Information
Letter of Recommendation
Visitor Sign in and out Sheet
Employee Letter of Recommendation
Visitor Sign in and out Sheet
Caregiver Tax Statement (yearly care costs -to have you or your caregiver fill out)
Senior Care Invoice (To give to your hired caregiver to use to keep care costs in order)