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A New Year is traditionally a time for new beginnings. And with that in mind, it’s the perfect time to take the reins and get a new level of healthcare either for yourself or your loved ones.

At GoldLeaf, we firmly believe that the best type of healthcare does not take place in the doctor’s office, the hospital, or the nursing home. It takes place in the comfort of the patient’s home so that they can be surrounded by their own belongings, their memories, and their families.

But what should you be looking for when hiring a caregiver for yourself or a family member? Here are some ways to know you’re getting the best possible care.

What Should You Expect?

When you engage a firm for personal care, you should expect only the best caregivers will be available to you. These are people who genuinely enjoy their work and are loving, caring, and supportive of all your needs.

At GoldLeaf, we do our best to provide a single caregiver to our clients. This means that the client and caregiver can form deeper connection, which will make the patient more comfortable and the experience more enjoyable for everyone. You can be assured that you will not have a revolving door of “strangers” coming into your home, but someone who you know, trust, and have a connection with.

Standards of Care

When hiring a caregiver for yourself or a loved one, you should always expect the highest standards of care. GoldLeaf, for instance, provides both short-term and long-term healthcare for a variety of needs. From wound care after a surgical procedure or medication administration, to more complicated procedures such as PICC line dressing changes and tracheostomy care, we provide the highest standard of care in everything we do.

At GoldLeaf, we also offer therapeutic services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy to help with recovery from injuries and surgical procedures. Our mission is to only hire the very best caregivers, so your loved ones are in great hands.

Going the Extra Mile

The key to good healthcare is having caregivers who are willing to go the extra mile to assist you. Personal care is not just giving clients their medication or tending to their wounds. It also involves helping the person function as fully as possible so that they have the best possible quality of life.

We go beyond medical care and help with daily household activities like cooking and cleaning. Our caregivers are also available to help transport clients to get their shopping done or go to the doctor. Many patients have difficulty doing these things alone, so our caregivers will go the extra mile to keep patients from feeling like they can’t do the things they would like to. In fact, GoldLeaf is so willing to go the extra mile that our caregivers will assist clients during the holidays with decorating, gift shopping, and transportation to gatherings.

Letting someone into your home to take care of you or a loved one requires a great deal of trust. By knowing what to expect and choosing a provider that meets your expectations, you can put your mind at ease knowing you’re getting the best possible care on the path to good health and recovery.