Ask Becci: Does Assisted Mean Medical Care?
As a personal care assistance company, we are often asked questions regarding the medical background and training of our staff. Since the distinctions between types of in-home care are very important, I wanted to post my answer for all to read.
Personal care companies, like Family Staffing Solutions, Inc. , provide service to clients based on non-medical protocols. Our home company is licensed by the State of Tennessee (with our other office locations licensed by their respective states), and we comply with an exact definition of assistance that we may provide as it relates to non-medical requirements.
It is a plus when our caregivers have skilled backgrounds and experiences in medical facilities, but those don’t necessarily determine the total quality of an excellent caregiver. In this business great caregivers often do not have a skilled background, but their experiences with other families for whom they have worked and the training they receive from our company make them exceptional.
Our staff development training is ongoing throughout the year, and rewarded at year end for completion and correctness. Monthly material covers a variety of “how to” issues that enhance skills with seniors. Fall prevention and safety, universal precautions, and depression are just a few of the subjects our caregivers study. All of our material is professionally developed for Family Staffing Solutions caregivers to ensure they follow best practices in all situations.
It has been said that there are only four kinds of people: Those who have been a caregiver, those who are a caregiver, those who will be a caregiver, and those who will need care. Wherever you are in one of these groups, we hope you will put Family Staffing Solutions of on the top of your list of resources when a great caregiver is the solution you need. Even if we don’t have offices in your area (we’re working on it!) we’ll be happy to help you find the best solution we can.