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Caregiver Screening Requirements for BrightStar of Lafayette
Rigorous screening and training is required for Every BrightStar Caregiver
At BrightStar of Lafayette, we believe in giving peace of mind to our clients by offering the highest quality caregivers available. Each employee we provide must maintain the core values that our company upholds. These values include compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity.
We know that finding a compassionate, dedicated and qualified care professional when you need one can be a difficult process for individuals, families and healthcare providers. At BrightStar, we understand the challenges that you face. That’s why we are committed to rigorous recruitment and screening standards as well as high quality home care practices.
Our Caregiver Requirements
We conduct the following screening processes and practices for every employee to ensure you are getting the utmost in quality, skill and professionalism every time:
- In-depth interview to determine skills and experience
- Criminal background check
- License/certificate verification in accordance with state law and requirements
- Continual license status monitoring throughout employee tenure
- Reference checks via phone or mail
- State health screenings as required by law
- No-cost Hepatitis B vaccination
- Bloodborne pathogens training as stated by OSHA guidelines
- Current CPR certification
- Drug Screening
Once screened and approved for hire, each BrightStar employee undergoes:
- Competency verification by a Registered Nurse (RN)
- RN supervisory visits for personal care and skilled service cases at 60-day intervals
- In-office orientation prior to placement
- Employee performance reviews within the first 90 days and then twice per year after that
Ongoing Caregiver Monitoring and Education
BrightStar also encourages all of our employees to undergo continuing education.
Our recruiters seek out top talent in every market we serve. We then complete stringent screening, background checks and face-to-face interviews with each candidate to ensure their qualifications and competencies are in line with our clients’ needs. But our dedication to getting the right people doesn’t end there. A BrightStar representative follows up with each placement to make sure it’s a good fit for your organization, because it’s our goal to make your life easier.
If you have any questions about our caregiver requirements and screening process, please contact us today at (925) 284-8888 and we’ll be happy to answer them.
BrightStar Home Care of the East Bay proudly provides Home Care and Support for seniors living in, but not limited to, Walnut Creek, Lafayette and San Ramon. Our services include 24-hour in home care, and support in independent and assisted senior living communities. We provide all levels of home care from companion services to Skilled Nursing. Our highly skilled caregivers and nurses provide Medical Staffing, Senior Home Care, In-Home Skilled Nursing, In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and senior patients as well as Companion and Personal Care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny Services for Children and Support for New Mothers. We Support Veterans as a partner of the VA/Veterans administration provider network and area a Home Care Provider for U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, and a DOL DEEOIC provider. We Accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, provide senior Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LPN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees. We train all of our caregivers in care for memory loss patients and seniors with dementia. We are proud to be an ALS Society partner and Alzheimer Association member, and have been providing care for developmentally disabled and individuals with mental health and behavioral health diagnosis for years. We also offer services to individuals who are not necessarily seniors. These include safe discharge and transportation from the hospital or rehab facility, Post Operation care for both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance, client monitoring for out of town family members. Our senior home care service area covers Contra Costa County, including Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Rossmoor, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Alamo, and Danville.