Dos and don’ts when seeking for a private health care assistant

Posted on May 16, 2017


There comes a time when old people cannot take care of themselves properly and they need help to perform even the simplest daily activities, such as eating, getting dressed or doing shopping. Even though the first people who should help the old ones are their own children, most of the times the latter ones are so busy and so caught in their job that they simply do not have time to care for their loved ones. This is when private home health care assistants come in to save the day. Before hiring an assistant, consider these dos and don’ts first.

 

Do – some thorough research

The moment you decided to hire a private Hjemmesykepleie assistant is also the moment you should have started the research. You should consider the Internet your best friend in such moments, because it is the easiest and most accessible tool you can use. After only a few clicks you will already have a list of the health care assistants available in your region.

Don’t – rush into making a decision

Although you may be tempted to select the first privat omsorg assistant you find, it is advisable you do not rush into making a choice yet. Write down the name of the agencies providing private health care services and the assistants working in the same field, yet without an agency. The first decision you have to make is to choose between an agency operating in this industry and someone who does not work in an agency. There are advantages and disadvantages in both situations, so make sure you know them all before you make a choice.

Do – check the assistant’s experience

Another important thing you have to check before you actually hire a Privat hjemmehjelp assistant for your old relative is the experience of the one you are about to hire. It is essential you work with someone who has at least several years of experience in taking care of elderly people, because those assistants don’t lose temper in case of unfortunate events and know exactly what to do. Know that most assistants also have attended first aid training courses, so they are ready for nearly any scenario.

Don’t – forget to ask for recommendations

No matter how great those things written on health care aides may seem on the Internet, you should not stick only to this research, but take it even further. Do not be afraid or ashamed to ask for recommendations. If you have friends or relatives who resorted to Hjemmesykepleie Oslo services in the past, ask them to give you more details on the aides they hired. This will help you make a clearer idea on what aspects are worth considering when making a decision and to see whether the assistants they recommend are the ones you also found on the Internet.

All things considered, these are the dos and don’ts you should take into account if you are interested in hiring a privat health care assistant. Keep in mind that in order to benefit from top quality services, you have to work with professionals in the industry.