The Top 3 Things to Know to Have Success with an In-Home Care Agency


Friends For Life

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Jun 28, 2022


Colorado - Denver Metro

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1.      You are not alone. 


caregivers and the agency office staff are now a part of your team.  That’s right, you have a team now.  You are no longer alone on this journey.  Set up your new team as an extended part of

your family.  Share your insights with

them and learn from the insights they garner from their time spent with your

loved one.  Because these new team

members don’t have the same history and dynamics, you will be surprised by the

different relationship they are able to form with your loved one. 

2.      This is a journey – give it some time.


is a journey, not a destination.  Allow

time for the agency to find the right fit and then for those caregivers to

develop relationships that will bond them to your loved one and will help make

the journey smoother.  Everyone understands

there are tasks to be handled, but if you have a resistant loved one, allow

some time for the caregivers to build trust inside that relationship.  You will find that once trust has been built,

those tasks (and so much more) can be easily accomplished.

3.      Communication is the key.


communication with your team is the key to success.  Whether is it receiving reports after every

visit or setting up regular team meetings, staying in regular contact is vital

to making sure this relationship is best serving you and your loved one.  Once care is put in place, the journey

continues.  If you are in constant

communication with your caregivers and your agency team, then you will all be

able to adjust and pivot easily.

Caregiving tends to be reactive, not proactive. But, with

a team in place, trust built and open communication – you can get ahead of

changing needs and make a plan that will make the experience better for

everyone. Creating a team of support around you and your loved one 

will set everyone up for the best possible outcomes. 



Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Jared

Kelso.  Jared Kelso is the 
owner of Friends For Life, Inc. and may be reached at 303-321- 2822 or by email at   

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