Caregiver Hiring Guide Available as Free Download on iTunes
A new caregiver hiring guide for people with spinal cord injury is available free of charge for download on iTunes (search: Shepherd Center). The guide was developed by Shepherd Center in partnership with the Georgia Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund.
The guide is based on a version created years ago by Debra Burdsall, an occupational therapist with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif. The original publication has been updated with new information. Shepherd Center expects to have a version ready in early 2014 for individuals with brain injury.
The guide helps people think through the process of hiring a caregiver, whether privately or through a home care agency. It also examines the advantages and challenges of having a family member, such as a spouse, as the primary caregiver. It offers advice on creating a job description, interviewing, job advertisements, communication, and other topics to help make this vitally important process easier for survivors and their families.
Download a PDF of the guide here.
Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.