Special Care Givers

 

We pay higher than any other Home Care Agency, Assisted Living Community, Nursing Home, Memory Care Facility, etc.,

 

As such, as we search for the best we are able to hire the best:

  • All in home caregivers hired by our company have completed the required training to become a Washington certified nursing assistant and passed the state test.

  • When a certified nursing assistant (CNA) applies at Northwest Healthcare, she must demonstrate her knowledge and competency by passing a written test and validate her actual skills with our management team.

  • All caregivers are subjected to a federal criminal background check, including fingerprinting.

  • All caregivers must have an acceptable driving record, auto insurance, and a reliable car.

  • All caregivers must have two positive work related references demonstrating experience working with the senior population.

  • All caregivers must have a 2 step tuberculin test with negative results.

  • All caregivers possess certification in CPR/ first aid.

  • All caregivers are drug tested prior to hire.

  • Most of our caregivers have Nurse Delegation certificates allowing assistance or administration of medications under the direction of a registered nurse.

  • We want to assure your caregiver is a good fit! A member of our management team will  personally introduce you to your caregivers and orient your new "assistant" to your special needs and preferences right in your home!

  • We serve a limited number of clients and are not focused on volume. By doing so, we can be sure our caregivers have full and ongoing supervision by our management staff through frequent phone contact and in-home visits.

  • Caregivers and clients have direct access to management team  24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our on-call phone to answer questions or intervene if there is a crises!

  • All caregivers are fully covered by our professional liability insurance!

  • Northwest Healthcare goes above and beyond to assure you are secure.