Arcadia is a direct employer, thus all caregivers are Arcadia employees. As such, they are covered by Arcadia's workers compensation and liability insurance policies. In addition, Arcadia is responsible for all tax withholding and employer contributions for federal and state unemployment insurance.
Arcadia requires that all caregivers have at least six months of recent and relevant experience. In addition to a criminal background check they are personally interviewed, reference checked, tested, oriented, and are observed performing key caregiver tasks prior to being assigned to a home care client
After meeting with the client and family, an Arcadia care coordinator creates a PERSONALIZED caregiving plan, specific to the client’s needs. Our caregivers are expected to follow that service plan which is periodically reviewed and updated to ensure our clients' needs are being met.
An Arcadia care coordinator regularly performs supervisory visits, ideally when our caregiver is in the home, to evaluate performance. In addition, all service notes are reviewed to ensure that our caregiver is following our service plan. Formal caregiver evaluations are performed at least after their first 90 days of employment and annually.