Home Health CareWhat are Nurse Referral Agencies / Nursing Placement Agencies?

These agencies provide home health care workers that work directly for you.

Think of them as being like employment agencies.

Referral and Placement Agencies are different from Home Health care agencies and Personal Care agencies. These referral businesses don't contract to provide services and manage those services.

Instead, they place individual workers who contract with you directly. The employee reports to you, not an outside agency. Some agencies specialize in only Registered Nurses and/or other licensed health care professionals. Other agencies provide a wider selection of helpers, from fully licensed nursing professionals through homemaker assistants, nursing aides, and other personal care helpers.

The Nurse Referral Agency should assure quality of it's recommendations by doing in-depth interviews, background checks for criminal records, and keeping accurate records of how previous patients liked or disliked an individuals performance.

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