I am moving back to Maine. I am considering getting set up as a caregiver. How difficult is it to get approved as a caregiver? How long does it take. I know how much $ it is. Is it hard to find patients? Just looking for some insight.
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I've been visited, they check to see the slot registered and then they ask to see the designation forms. Yes they asked to see the designation forms with my patients names on them and yes they checked to see if they were valid. They seemed pretty thorough in their job. We have the patient sign the designation form then we send in the paperwork, they become valid when they recieve your paperwork. Dont forget your once a yr background check form and money. If a patient asks for his designation form back because he is going some place else then you must give it back and you have ten days to remove those plants or reassign them to another patient you put in that registered slot.Just a few quick questions on the application process. You can send in the application with the patient slots empty and they won't process the paperwork until you have at least one patient? Or they will start the process but won't give you your license until you have at least one patient?
Would it be better to go to expos and find a patient first and then send in the application?
How difficult is it to find patients? I am wondering if the caregiver organizations really do help.
How do you guys feel about people advertising their caregiving services on craigslist? Seems a little..I don't know, sketchy?