Host Zack Demopoulos recently attended a ComForCare national conference and had the opportunity to speak with quite a few owners and operators of ComForCare home care agencies from all over this continent. He shares some great tips from these passionate providers that come from their experience of hiring many caregivers in these series.
In this episode he interviews Su Madan, owner and operator of a ComForCare home care agency in Canton, Massachusetts..
This show is sponsored by ComForCare, a national home care provider that will help you live your best life possible. https://comforcare.com/
In previous Episode 26 and Episode 27 Zack discussed hiring home care to help you care for a family loved one so that they can continue to live at home independently and safely. Home Care is Day 17 of the 30 Day Preparation Plan to care for an aging adult.
Su shares with Zack about her family and how it shaped who she is today.
Su took care of her grandfather who lived up to 99 years old in India. She knew the right step in home health to take when she came to this country from India.
Su refers to her home care providing experience as getting an extra family member to help out when someone is unable to be there.
She emphasises before placing someone in your own home for caregiving, make sure person coming into your home has been vetted and has insurance. For example workers compensation in case they get injured on the job. They need to be fully screened. And they need to be compassionate.
Su shares that you will know if someone has compassion or not by the way they greet you, shake your hand, look into your eyes and smile.
Su stresses that you should do your due diligence with an agency--check their referral sources, do they do do anything for their community besides their services, speak to some of their current clients, and check with the Council of Aging for how good their reputation may be.
Su best advice for family caregivers is to be proactive and try to help mom and/or dad avoid that fall is very important.
She also warns about caregiver burnout which Zack has seen many times with the families over the past years.
This was Episode 30. Join us as we continue the series for the next episode where we continue talking about hiring a caregiver to help you care for a family loved one.
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Council of Aging
Su and Summit Madan
Phone: (781) 821-2800
Fax: (617) 356-8294
399 Neponset St, Suite 208
Canton, MA 02021
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Daughter Anastasia Demopoulos does the opening voice over
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