Understanding Caregiver Qualifications

There are many terms and qualifications used to describe a caregiver's qualities and qualifications. Understanding them will allow you to make the decisions about which caregiver is best for your own care, for aging seniors and elderly parents, for individuals who are disabled or recovering from medical events, and many other unique situations where assistance is required.

There are three popular ways to find a caregiver, each with different ways to qualify caregiver candidates. Learning the differences between these caregiver services can help you decide what will work best for you.  

  • Caregiver Registries, such as Caregiver Connection, verify caregiver qualifications with a rigorous screening process that includes personal interviews, reference checks, and criminal background checks (add link). 
  • If you choose to work with an In-Home Care Agency you will want to verify caregiver qualification policies with that agency.
  • If you find your caregiver via an Internet-Based Search, be sure to include time and energy to check qualifications in your hiring schedule.

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CNA, or Certified Nursing Assistant