Susan is the first person that you speak to and she will guide you through this confusing and difficult process of choosing a care giving agency. She has been with the company since its inception in 2003. She is available to help and she can assist you with any concerns you may have from just answering your questions to setting up your free in-home consultation and then ultimately matching you up with the best caregiver for your particular needs..
Do not cast me away when I am old; Do not forsake me when my strength is gone ... Psalm 71:9
Only after all of these steps are performed do we extend an offer to become a Lisa's Companion caregiver. As a protection for our clients, all of our caregivers are employees of Lisa's Companions and are not merely referred to you through an agency-style relationship. Why? First, this provides quality control over the services we provide. We strictly regulate the wages, hours and working conditions of household occupations. We provide New Jersey Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover work-related injuries for caregivers in your home. We provide unemployment insurance for our caregivers to protect our clients from being charged with back fees in the event a caregiver were to file for unemployment. We pay the employer portion of all federal, state and local taxes as well as withhold and file all of the relevant paperwork and monies to cover the employee’s compensation taxes.
Bonding & Insurance
As an extra measure of protection, all of our caregivers are bonded and insured for coverage related to any liability or theft that may arise related to care giving.
At Lisa's Companions and Caregivers we select the most qualified caregivers or CHHA's to fit your needs and provide the most consistent, reliable care available. Our caregivers are our most important asset: That’s why we take the time to recruit, interview, screen and train the best individuals available. We invest heavily in caregiver recruiting to employ a wide depth of caregivers to more carefully match your unique requirements. So how do we recruit the finest caregivers?
First and foremost, we place our greatest emphasis on a caregiver’s personality and attitude. We’ve found that caregivers with an optimistic disposition have a better ability to meet the challenges inherent in providing senior care. We believe the right combination of experience, skills and attitude can overcome even the most demanding of circumstances.
Experience, Skills & Training
The right mixture of hands-on experience, skills and training is a must when matching a caregiver to a given client’s requirements. You may require a Certified Home Health Aid depending on the care you need. The type of care required for a late-stage Alzheimer’s client differs greatly from care needed for a senior with full mental capacities who is recovering from surgery or hospitalization. As part of our recruiting process, we confirm a caregiver’s qualifications through a series of reference checks and ongoing hands-on observation. Our caregivers are trained in specific areas such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and hospice care.