Dennis King, Lahari’s Executive Director, will be presenting a workshop on how to find and hire caregivers on Orcas. The workshop will include how to interview potential workers, how to perform background and references checks as well as creating a care plan.
The workshop will held at the Orcas Senior Center, Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Chances are, if you live long enough, you might eventually need the services of a home caregiver to help. Not finding adequate caregiving might force you to leave the island sooner than expected.
Finding a caregiver here on Orcas can sometimes be challenging. Caregiving agencies, although abundant on the mainland, are virtually nonexistent here. So getting help means finding one (or more) of the independent professional caregivers that live here. Some residents know someone who works as a caregiver, but many do not. And what to do if the caregiver you’ve found is already working for a client?