Before you hire a caregiver, you need to have a clear picture of the type of support you're looking for. The duties and activities your caregiver would be expected to do ... or not.
Some are able to master just about anything and take the initiative to get things done, and others not so much.
For example, maybe to get started, your family member (like your parent) only needs companionship, to be with them for medical appts, getting groceries ... that sort of thing. A friend of mine told me the story of a "smoking buddy" she had for her mom, just to be with her certain times through the day.
Sometimes that's all you need to get your family used to having a "stranger" around.
Oh, and you probably can't find one person who can fulfill all these roles.
Start with where you need the most help, or what is the easiest to get off the ground.
If you've been thrust into a caregiving role, we can help you sort through the confusion.
Send me a quick email to [email protected] to get started.