Meet the Constant Companions Home Care San Diego Founder, CEO

Posted on September 13, 2012

Meet the Constant Companions Home Care San Diego Founder,CEO

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Gabriela Brown, CSA

Gabriela Brown, the CEO and Founder of Constant Companions Home Care San Diego, has over 25 years of experience working with the elderly and their families, beginning in 1987 working as a nursing aid at Escondido Convalescent Center after graduation from Mt. Carmel H.S. in San Diego, CA.

From 1988-1992 she worked as a home care companion while attending Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.

After graduation from college in 1992 she took an administrative position at a The University of Texas Medical Branch Home Health in Galveston, Texas.

In 1997 she accepted a position in Washington State with Evergreen Hospital in the department of Home Health and Hospice care.

For a brief time in 1998 she worked with a Skilled Nursing Facility, this emphasized for her that her passion was for the delivery of care in the home.

In 1998 a private Medicare home health company recruited her in North Seattle area, where she continued to develop her skill and knowledge base.

In 2001 a national non-medical home care agency asked her to head up the development of their fledgling San Diego branch. After a year and half, she was convinced that she could integrate the systems she learned in Medicare Home Health with the more intensive personal care aspects of non-medical home care.

In 2003, Constant Companions was founded, integrating the years of experience and knowlege she gained working at many levels in the continuum of care.

In 2012, Gabriela completed the Certified Senior Advisor course and received certification as a Certified Senior Advisor by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors

This experience has formed a comprehensive understanding of the emotional, psychological and clinical aspects that are involved in making a decision to use home care not just for the client, but for their entire family.

Constant Companions now provides assistance to the seniors in all of San Diego County and parts of S. Riverside including, Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Sun City and Hemet.

Visit us at http://www.constantcompanions.net

Hiring Process-San Diego and S. Riverside Home Care Caregivers

Posted on September 13, 2012

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Compatible Caregivers Provide Better Home Care

Constant Companions uses CareProfiler because a Compatible Caregiver Provides Better Care

Caregiver compatibility is key in a successful Client/Agency relationship. We understand that you need a senior caregiver who fits your lifestyle. Our Care Coordinator will begin the process of selecting your caregiver by first studying the client profile and then matching a caregiver’s experience and personality according to your needs, preferences and personality. This way we can assure that the senior caregiver is not only a personal assistant, but an asset to you and your family.

 

Each caregiver must go through a 4 part application process:
Step 1:
Initial application: Employment history, references and background check are completed. If results are good, Step 2.

Step 2:
Each candidate must submit a CareProfiler evaluation. Download Family Information Sheet

Step 3:
Interview. If results are good, Step 4

Step 4:
Orientation.

From the first placement the process in ongoing, with surprise supervisory visits, satisfaction survey reviews (from clients) and necessary intervention regarding training and policy review.

If the caregiver is deficient or unprofessional in any way, they are terminated immediately and not eligible for rehire. These practices may cost the agency a little more in unemployment claims and hiring costs, but we feel that it is in everyone’s best interest to refrain from ‘recycling’ caregivers that should not be working in anyone’s home.

Constant Companions now provides assistance to the seniors in all of San Diego County and parts of S. Riverside including, Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Sun City and Hemet.