Hiring a Personal Assistant

After careful review determine which applicant you want to choose as your personal assistant.  Prior to hiring them you may want to do the following:

  • Complete a background check.
  • Call them to ask if there is any obstacle to them starting on a certain day/time.
  • Ask them to review the contract agreement (if you desire to formalize the arrangement).
  • Answer any questions they may have.

When you are ready to hire your personal assistant be sure to do the following:

  • Call and offer them the position.
  • Set up a time to give them more details about the job.
  • Review the job requirements.
  • Arrange a day/time for them to start.
  • Have them fill out the contract agreement (if applicable).

Keep in mind that you may hire your personal assistant on a trial basis. For example, you may hire them for a three month probationary period. After the probationary period ends, you can make the decision to continue their employment based on their job performance.

Hire Your Own Caregiver

Patients can hire a caregiver they know and trust, even a close family relative.

Family Caregivers Get $

Unpaid family caregivers can get paid for their time and services.

No Certification Needed

No certification or training required, so anyone can get started right away.

Greater Control Over Care

Hiring your own caregiver gives you greater control over the quality of care.

More Freedom in Care

Personal assistants are allowed to administer skilled services such as wound care.

Consumer Directed

CDPAP requires minimal interaction with home care agencies.

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