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Learn How Health Force of Georgia Interviews ALL Potential Caregivers In-Person Before Sending Them to Your Home

Are you looking for someone to provide care for your loved one in your home? You wouldn’t let someone in without knowing more about their background or their skills. You’d ask for recommendations and testimonials.

Hiring a person who works for a reputable known company is always safer than hiring someone who works independently without oversight. While the Internet is great for finding potential caregivers and reading resumes, can you really trust they are telling the truth about themselves and their experience? We don’t. Trust but verify.

We verify that each and every caregiver is credentialed and background-checked before they knock on your door. All professional caregivers from Health Force of Georgia have gone through a rigorous face-to-face interview process in our Atlanta office headquarters before they became our employees. Let’s look at why we do this and the steps in our caregiver hiring process that’s based on 30+ years of experience.

Technology is Great, But You Still Need to Have Personal Relationships

Because our business is providing home care services to people, we know that it’s a business based on personal relationships. The caregiver providing service to you must be professional, knowledgeable and reliable. And while candidates may look good online, the only way to get a true measure is to interview them in-person.

At Health Force of Georgia, we use technology and online resources to find highly qualified candidates. Once we find a good candidate, they complete an in-depth, online application that covers everything from nursing credentials to work experience to criminal background checks.

Once everything checks out in the application process, we ask the candidate to come in for a personal interview with the VP of Operations.


Health Force of Georgia Caregivers are Nurses

We hire only carefully screened nurses to be caregivers. Based on your needs, you can rest assured that the caregiver coming to your home is qualified to provide home health care with one of the following designations:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Personal Care Aid (PCA)

Health Care Careers with Health Force of Georgia

How Do They Handle Themselves?

From the moment they walk through the front door for an interview, how a potential employee handles themselves says a lot. They don’t know us, and we don’t know them. This is exactly the same scenario playing out when placed in their initial assignment. If they do well making a first impression to us, they should do the same for you.

What signals does Health Force of Georgia look for in an interview?

  • Are they on-time for the interview?
  • How do they introduce themselves?
  • How do they carry themselves?
  • Are they appropriately groomed and dressed?
  • Are they articulate?
  • How are they presenting themselves overall?
  • Do they seem sincerely interested in meeting us or are they having a conversation on their cell phone coming in?
All potential employees are interviewed in person

Did They Bring All Required Credentials & Documentation?

When an applicant comes in for the interview, we ask them to bring all required credentials and documentation needed for a caregiver position such as a CPR card, negative TB test and State of Georgia nursing credentials. This shows us they can follow requests and directions. With all documentation on hand, we move to the written test.

Professional Skills Written Test

The professional skills written test is a very important component of our complete hiring process. The written test provides different scenarios taking care of patients in a home setting. The test gauges their ability to comprehend and follow instructions because they’ll be required to follow a comprehensive care plan created by our Registered Nurse from the initial home care assessment. The test also tells us that the caregiver and client will be able to communicate effectively in both directions. While other home care agencies have moved away from a written test, we put a lot of value in it.

One-on-One Interview

This is the time we review the administrative procedures of being an employee of Health Force of Georgia with information such as:

  • Explaining the payroll process
  • How to fill out a time sheet
  • How to get caregiver assignments in a client’s home

Prospective employees can ask questions about the position they are applying for. We’re looking for engagement to see if they are asking questions pertinent to the information presented. Are they focused on the task at hand? Are they interested in learning more or do they ‘know it all’ already?


Health Force of Georgia Caregivers are Nurses

We hire only carefully screened nurses to be caregivers. Based on your needs, you can rest assured that the caregiver coming to your home is qualified to provide home health care with one of the following designations:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Personal Care Aid (PCA)

Home Healthcare worker

Health Force of Georgia Caregivers are Nurses

We hire only carefully screened nurses to be caregivers. Based on your needs, you can rest assured that the caregiver coming to your home is qualified to provide home health care with one of the following designations:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Personal Care Aid (PCA)

Pitfalls of Hiring a Caregiver Directly

When hiring a caregiver, such as someone from the church or online through an online service, you’re hiring them as an independent contractor. The disadvantage is that the independent contractor is just that – independent. They are not under the supervision of a registered nurse or medical personnel, so there’s no oversight or supervision on behalf of the patient or client whatsoever. Who do you call if there is a problem with an independent contractor?

But more importantly, there’s the issue of liability. If that independent contractor gets hurt taking care of you or your loved one at home, then you could be held liable for their injury. This means you might have to pay all medical bills, rehabilitation costs plus lost wages due to time they were not able to work. The reality is that lawyers are lining up waiting to handle these types of cases. Is it worth the risk to you or your family?

We Take Full Responsibility for Liability, Insurance, Bonding and Payroll Taxes

All caregivers from Health Force of Georgia are employees of our company. Should one of them get hurt on the job at your home, our worker’s compensation insurance takes care of everything removing all burden from you. Our employees are bonded so if there’s suspicion of theft or anything like that, our insurance policy handles any potential claims. We collect and pay all state and federal payroll taxes removing you from cumbersome reporting and potential payroll tax liabilities.

Extensive Criminal and Eldercare Abuse Background Checks

Health Force of Georgia has extensive resources to perform criminal and eldercare abuse background checks for caregivers in the State of Georgia. We can also perform criminal background checks on new caregivers moving into our state. Why take the risk of hiring a potential criminal to come into your home? Put our wide-ranging resources and 30+ years’ experience in the home healthcare business to work for you finding the perfect match as we’ve done for thousands of Atlanta families.

Final Thoughts on Hiring a Home Caregiver

Making the decision to hire a home caregiver from a resume found online does not provide a complete picture. The last thing you want to experience is surprise or frustration when you find out the person you hired is unreliable or was not even interviewed by the referral agency.

Health Force of Georgia’s interview process vets each candidate one-on-one before hiring them as an employee. We believe that the person we send to your home providing care for Mom or Dad is the same person we’d send to ours.

So that’s a look into our in-person interview process to find trusted caregivers. When a new caregiver from Health Force of Georgia knocks on your door for the first time, you’ll know who’s there!

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Health Force of Georgia symbol

Final Thoughts on Hiring a Home Caregiver

Making the decision to hire a home caregiver from a resume found online does not provide a complete picture. The last thing you want to experience is surprise or frustration when you find out the person you hired is unreliable or was not even interviewed by the referral agency.

Health Force of Georgia’s interview process vets each candidate one-on-one before hiring them as an employee. We believe that the person we send to your home providing care for Mom or Dad is the same person we’d send to ours.

So that’s a look into our in-person interview process to find trusted caregivers. When a new caregiver from Health Force of Georgia knocks on your door for the first time, you’ll know who’s there!

Health Force of Georgia Service Area

Health Force of Georgia has been providing health care services in the Metro Atlanta area for over 45 years. We can provide a full range of services to match your loved ones' needs from simple to complex highly skilled nursing care. Give us a call to discuss your health care needs and we can work out an affordable plan that works for you.

Healthforce of Georgia serves Atlanta and surrounding 18 counties.


Our service area includes metro Atlanta, GA and 18 surrounding counties.


 

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