"Safe and Sound At Home: How To Find The Best Caregiver" was created to be a concise quick-guide to help get you started in searching for the best caregiver for your loved one. Though many book-length publications exist that comprehensively address eldercare and caregiving issues, most family members find themselves in an impending crisis situation and need simple answers now. In this guide you will learn about the different care options available, how to assess your financial position and the extent of care needed, and, if you decide to employ in-home care, how to search for, evaluate, hire, and manage a caregiver.
The section titled "Options for In-home Care" examines the three major hiring models, with the benefits, disadvantages, and costs for each explained. The discussions about withholding taxes and structuring legal, insurance, and employment documents are priceless in equipping you in moving forward with knowledge, before you hire anyone.
It's not merely based on the author's personal or professional opinion. Experts that work in the field--discharge planners, case managers, eldercare practitioners, Alzheimer's/Dementia specialists, industry experts, and working caregivers--were extensively interviewed in-person by the author and publisher.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction / Possible Needs and Solutions / Things You Should Know About In-home Care / Who Pays? / Assessing Care Needs / Options For In-home Care / Private-hire Model / Full-service Agency Model / Domestic Referral Agency Model / How To Hire A Caregiver / What to Look For In A Caregiver / How To Hire A Full-service Agency / Searching For An Agency / How To Manage the Care Relationship / Facing Challenging Family Dynamics / Peace of Mind / Words of Encouragement / Resources
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Craig Falk is the owner of Craig Cares, a Roseville, California company that provides caregivers to elderly who are still living in their own homes. Prior to founding Craig Cares in 2002, Craig worked for Cardinal Health in Folsom, California for eleven years managing teams of up to 30 professionals. The company has grown steadily with over 100 active caregivers while providing service to over 800 clients since 2002. In 2006, Craig Cares was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. Craig received his Bachelor s Degree from California State University, Chico and his Master s Degree from San Francisco State University.
Mr. Falk speaks to senior, community, and civic groups on a regular basis. He hosts educational classes for elders and their family members by helping them navigate through the process of regaining their sanity and getting back to a normal life. He contributes articles and commentary to both trade and consumer publications. He lives with his lovely wife Julie and their two very active boys in Granite Bay, California.
The author and publisher wish to thank the following professionals and experts who were interviewed for this guide. They have contributed valuable advice and insight. Barbara Andreotti, Larry Dawes, Joe Hafkenschiel, Michelle Nevins, Peggy Rossi, Carol Shaneen, Anne Spaller, Yvonne Speer, and Caroline Wilson
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Book Description Publishers Design Group / PDG, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Robert Brekke (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1929170343
Book Description Publishers Design Group / PDG, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 44 pages. 8.80x0.40x5.80 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1929170343