Many families know that eventually Mom or Dad, or both, will need some help in order to live alone in their homes and maintain their quality of life, as many elderly people want to do. This help may be necessary on a temporary basis or it may be a long-term need. When the time comes, it is critically important to find high quality caregivers, but the options abound and can be very confusing.
To help navigate this important decision, Heather McGhie, Director of HomeCare by RVNA, will outline the different types of caregivers available, as well as what questions to ask and what to look for when you’re hiring. HomeCare by RVNA is a subsidiary of RVNA.
“There are thousands of home health aides and CNAs (certified nursing assistants) in Connecticut,” says McGhie, “and sadly not all are equally qualified. Some come with risks, both to the person who needs care and to the family. But there are things you can do to make sure you’re hiring the best person for your situation.”
To learn more about HomeCare by RVNA, please call 203-894-5000 or visit www.homecarebyrvna.com.
About The Speaker
Heather McGhie is a licensed practical nurse and a certified Choices counselor with over 33 years of nursing experience and nine years of experience in non-medical home care agency leadership. She is the Director of HomeCare by RVNA, a non-medical home care agency that provides live-ins, home health aides, homemakers and companions to clients whose needs do not require medical oversight of their care. HomeCare by RVNA is a subsidiary of RVNA.
Founded in 1914, RVNA is an accredited non-profit Medicare-certified home healthcare agency that also supports public health and safety, and promotes the highest quality of life. RVNA provides compassionate care to all individuals, whether young or old, through a continuum of care that encompasses health care at home and in the community. RVNA also provides home health aides and companionship through a non-medical subsidiary called HomeCare by RVNA and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy in its Rehab by RVNA facility at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.
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