Our Caregivers & Companions
It takes a special person to be a Companions & Homemakers caregiver.
We proudly employ caregivers from all walks of life. Our diverse group of caregivers makes it possible for us to provide services to clients in every community in the state with a broad range of service needs, hobbies and interests.
Our caregivers are our employees. We remove all of the administrative burden from you and your family. We handle all caregiver payments, we pay all applicable IRS, unemployment and other taxes, we provide workers’ compensation insurance to all caregivers, and every caregiver is bonded and covered under our general liability insurance.
New people join our team every day, but many have been with Companions & Homemakers for many years. We offer competitive pay and paid training. For those who qualify, we offer affordable health and dental insurance, and we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match. Our employees are invited to participate in many events throughout the year, such as the annual Alzheimer’s Association Walks. We celebrate “Caregiver Appreciation Day” each year with festive events in each of our regional offices – and yes, our clients are always invited to help us celebrate.
Screening and Hiring Process for Caregivers
Like most responsible homecare agencies, we complete reference checks, criminal background checks, and conduct a personal interview before sending any caregiver to his or her first client assignment. In fact, our background check processes exceed state regulatory requirements because we understand and respect what it feels like to open your home to new people.
During the hiring process, we learn as much as we can about our caregivers – their likes and dislikes, schedule availability, work and life experience, and their hobbies and interests. Our caregiver diversity gives us the unique ability to match the best possible caregiver with each client, with the goal of creating and fostering lasting and long-term relationships.
Our caregivers aren’t simply “sent” to work because they are available. We offer client assignments to our caregivers, and allow them to accept the assignments that best fit their availability, lifestyle, and interests.