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Scheduling for In-Home Care
Scheduling is usually one of the many duties overseen by an office manager. There’s many different companies in the area that do In-home care. Integrity, Home Instead, & Oxford just to name a few. There’s 3 basic steps to putting a schedule in place. The client’s needs come first, then the caregiver’s availability. Then you should consider if the personalities of the client and caregiver. The last thing to know is the clients physical needs vs the caregiver’s abilities. The foundation of putting a schedule together is the client’s needs. Some homes require hourly day or night shifts. Some require around the clock care, in either 24 hour shifts or broken down into varying hourly shifts. Some homes only need weekend help. From there you build off of your employee’s availability and preferences. It will save a lot of time and frustration to know the basics from memory. You don’t want to schedule an employee with children for a 24 hour shift. Along the same lines, you don’t want to assign someone a short hourly shift when they are available for a 24 hour shift. When you are putting an individual into an elderly client’s home to work, there are more things you should consider other than just logistics of filling time slots. If you want things to go smoothly for both the client and the employee, one of the biggest things to consider is personality. After all, they will be spending a lot of one on one time together. The most effective way to be able to do this is to get to know your employees and your clients. Doing this will make for much happier people to deal with. Another very important thing to consider is needs vs ability. The needs of clients can vary greatly. The very basic is typically just wanting company and maybe some light housekeeping. Some have more in depth needs that would require minimal training to properly assist, such as needing help transferring to and from a chair or to the