BusinessWest.com reports that one caregiving service, Visiting Angels, has recently seen increased popularity due to its thorough background checks on new employees.
Joseph Arduino, who runs one of the franchises, began the service as a tribute to his late father, who passed away from congestive heart failure in 1983. The genuine compassion that his father’s caregiver had for her patient is a fond memory for Arduino.
Now, after 11 years, Visiting Angels has seen significant popularity and Arduino credits this to the quality of the company’s caretakers.
“Our clients, their families, and our referral sources trust Visiting Angels,” he told the news provider. “They trust us to send compassionate, honest, and reliable caregivers into their homes… I say to the people in charge of hiring at our company, ask yourself this question: ‘Would you send this person to your own parents?’ If they can’t say yes to that, they don’t work for Visiting Angels.”
These caretakers help seniors with day-to-day tasks including dressing, hygiene, using the bathroom and taking medications, housekeeping and transportation.
Seniors who are living alone in their homes and want to age safely and independently may want to invest in a senior alert system. This device will allow you to instantly contact family, caretakers or doctors in case of an emergency.