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Should I hire a private caregiver or a home care company?

What are the differences between private caregivers and ones that work for home care companies? Should we consider both?

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Answered by: MySeniorCare Staff

There really aren't many differences at all, in fact most of the private caregivers I know, once worked at larger home care agency.

Home care agencies would tell you that they rigorously screen all employees and only hire the best of the best. Although this can be true, it's always best to do your own research as well and even possibly meet with some of their caregivers as part of the hiring process.

I would advise not to rule out private caregivers as a whole, and do some research and interviews with them as well. Only then will you be able to make a truly informed decision. Good luck!

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