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Finding a Caregiver

Find a Caregiver
Caregivers on Vashon Directory
You can print out the list or look through the document on your browser window. You'll find information about each caregiver and contact information to allow you to set up an interview with caregivers you are interested in.
 
 
 
Hiring a Caregiver
How to Hire a Caregiver

Click the "How to Hire a Caregiver" link above to read the document in your browser window and to print it out if you'd like a hard copy.  Here are the main topics included in the guide:
  • This guide offers timely and practical information to help you with information and questions such as:
     
  • What should I consider when deciding if it's time for in-home care?
     
  • What does in-home care involve?
     
  • How do I find the right in-home caregiver?
     
  • How do I write a job description that specifically details the needs of the person I'm caring for?
     
  • What questions should I include in an interview with caregiver candidates?
     
  • How do I write a contract for hiring help?
     
  • What are my responsibilities as an employer? How can I support good communication and trust  between the caregiver and myself?
     
  • What should I expect to pay for caregiving wages
  • What resources are available to help with financing in-home care?
 
Topics for Family Caregivers
For those of you who are family caregivers, it's important to not only inform yourself about the symptoms of whom you're caring for, but to take care of yourself as well.  The links below will take you to helpful sites to help you enhance your awareness and increase your caregiving skills.