All caregivers are direct employees of Country Care Companions and not sub-contractors. Direct employees generally have a higher level of commitment to the companies they are employed by; which translates to being a more committed in-home care provider for our clients.
Because client safety, satisfaction and well-being is our primary goal, Country Care Companions takes diligent care in screening and selecting trained caregivers.
Our hiring process begins with a detailed application process and an in-depth interview. For each applicant that meets our initial criteria, we follow up by conducting employment reference checks as well as thorough criminal, sexual offender and driving record background checks. All Country Care Companions caregivers are bonded and insured for your comfort and peace of mind.
We take care to select only highly-qualified employees that exhibit the characteristics of being:
- Dependable and trustworthy
- Caring and compassionate
- Friendly and outgoing
Additionally, employees must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Possess a HS Diploma or GED
- CPR certification
Depending on the level of care required by a client we also require additional training and/or certifications.
Prior to placing an employee with clients we carefully assess an employee's skill level and match it to our client's needs. Just as there are many different level of in-home care needs, there are many skill and experience levels for in-home providers. As needs may change over time, your in-home provider can be trained to increase her skills to meet your needs. In the event that your needs increase beyond your current in-home caregivers abilities, another in-home provider with a higher level of skills can be placed in your home.
We are also committed to continue developing our employees skill levels through:
- Continuous in-service training
- Ongoing in-home supervision
- As available, specialized training via seminars on specific conditions (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, COPD, etc.)