Choosing a care company
As the UK population continues to age, we are seeing more and more people looking for care companies to assist them or their loved ones to maintain their independence and stay in their own homes.
Choosing a care company can be a daunting process though there are a few questions that can be asked before determining whether a company is right for you.
- Are the caregivers employees or independent contractors?
- Is the care company licensed and insured?
- What is the interview process for employees?
- What training do the caregivers receive?
At The Private Care Company, we employ our caregivers directly, ensuring they adhere to safety standards and procedures. Direct employers also tend to have a much lower turnover rate than independent contractors which means a greater continuity of care can be given.
We are proud to say we are fully licensed and insured. You can view our credentials, including a copy of our insurance certificate and our Care Quality Commission report here.
Our caregivers are carefully selected and we perform thorough background checks on every candidate. We check references with previous employers, conduct a personal interview and assess their skills, experience and qualifications.
We also train each employee to a high standard with a five-day induction and a comprehensive 12-week orientation. We work alongside Brighton City College to fund the Health and Social Care Diplomas for our caregivers and require them to attend a yearly refresher course.
We’d be happy to answer any further questions you might have in order help your selection process and give you peace of mind in knowing the care you or your loved ones receive will be from carefully selected, trained and insured caregivers as well as from a company who cares!