Let Abidance Help You, Help Others
Abidance has a very high standard when it comes to hiring our home care staff. We only hire dedicated, professional caregivers who love what they do.
What Sets Our Caregivers Apart
Abidance’s health caregivers go through a rigorous screening process before being hired. This process includes:
- Criminal background check
- Department of Motor Vehicle record check
- Automobile insurance coverage verification
- Reference checks
- Physical exam with physician’s statement that caregiver is free of communicable disease
All caregivers are carefully screened, interviewed and must pass a written competency test. In addition, they must complete an orientation program and are subject to ongoing continuing education requirements. As always, we are a drug-free work place.
Certified Nurse Aides (CNA’s) are licensed by the state. This means they have completed a state accredited program and have passed a state competency exam. They are subject to ongoing continuing education to maintain their active status. Home Health Aides (HHA’s) receive a certificate from the school where they completed their training hours.
All of the qualifications and background checks only complete part of the Abidance caregiver. It takes a special person to be a top-notch caregiver. We believe our clients deserve only those caregivers possessing special qualities, such as patience, understanding, respect, and good listening skills…someone that we would feel comfortable with coming into our home, taking care of our loved one and being a part of our “family.”
Additionally, we listen very carefully during our initial client assessment. Our clients are matched with caregivers based on care needs and personality. We want every client to feel comfortable with his/her caregiver. We will always work diligently to rectify compatibility issues. The client must be satisfied. Given the opportunity, we guarantee compatibility!
All of our care is supervised and monitored by an RN. An RN supervisory visit will be conducted every 60 days (or in accordance with state requirements) and as needed to assess client’s satisfaction with our services. During supervisory visits, care plans and medication list are updated. At that time, the nurse will also assess the client’s satisfaction with care services as well as conduct brief training on topics like Safety and Infection Control.