Having an elderly person at home that needs constant care and companion will be something that you will not have the time to personally do, and you also are not comfortable sending your elderly to any nursing homes and be far away from your sight, hence, you will have to look for an option of hiring instead an in-home caregiver to take care of your elderly for you.
Before you go into the detail of hiring a caregiver, you just need to determine your preference and criteria of a caregiver and what needs that your elderly have that are specifically needed to be looked into so that you can better hire the most fitting candidate for the care that you need.
You may want to identify if your elderly loved one needs medical attention and assistance in a daily routine that refers to health issues so you can hire someone that have medical capacities, otherwise if your elderly just need assistance in the daily goings of life and a constant companion to monitor him or her, then you may just need a regular caregiver to hire.
You can check on senior home care service providers or facilities that offers such services and look into which kind that meets your qualifications and preferences, and know if they are compliant with all the needed legal documents in their company, how long have they been in operation, and what specializations do they provide.
You may want as well to verify from the agency or care provider if their staff have undergone the necessary background check, what training they have undergone, their level of competencies and their skills that all can sum up to how confident you can be in having them inside your home with your loved one.
You may want to talk or interview as many caregivers as you can handle, as the more candidates that you have, the better you will be able to filter the right one the is qualified and fit to fill the position according to the criteria that you set and that can provide the right service that you need for your loved one.
Once you are able to select a few, you can give an ample time in researching their experience, history of employment or caregiving service rendered, and you can as well ask their previous clients to get a better information about the caregiver to give you that peace of mind in the care of your elderly.
When you have the right candidate or caregiver, make sure that you feel comfortable working with him or her, and that caregiver should be easy to deal and communicate with, someone that have the flexibility and compatibility with the passion to really serve and love his or her work, as these are indications that you have the right care that you are looking for to care for your elderly loved one.