Whether you arrange for home health care through an agency or hire individual help, plan to spend time preparing the person who will be caring for your loved one. This will require at least a full day before the job formally begins, to discuss all that is involved in your loved one’s daily routine. At a minimum, inform the caregiver (verbally and in writing) about the following things:
Although Nevada requires home health care agencies to carefully screen and conduct criminal background checks on their staff, local regulations may vary. Therefore, before contacting a home health agency, we recommend calling your local area agency or department of public health to learn about laws that apply in your community.