Choosing An Agency

When choosing a home care agency, consider the following questions:

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  • ” How long has the agency served the local community? Back to Questions
  • Oxford is the oldest home health agency in Southern California. Bob Sobel, who is the continuous, sole owner, founded Oxford in 1967. He lives locally and understands the needs of the people we care for.
  • ” How does the agency select employees? How do they test knowledge and skills? Are background and reference checks done? Back to Questions
  • Oxford has a thorough process to ensure they hire skilled, knowledgeable and caring employees who appreciate being able to work with clients on a one-on-one basis. All applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. Undergo a physical examination and TB test
  2. Show proof of certification or license, current CPR certification
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills through extensive testing
  4. Oxford then does thorough background checks—Previous employer references, DMV, Social Security and criminal records
  5. An in depth orientation Is given to maintain Oxford’s high quality of care
  6. The very last step at Oxford is to ask ourselves – “Is this someone we would send out to take care of our own family member”?
  • ” Who is considered the employer? Who pays state and federal taxes? Who is responsible for Worker’s Compensation if there is an on-job accident? Who is responsible for Unemployment and Disability claims? Back to Questions
  • Clients can have peace of mind knowing Oxford is the employer and will pay all state and federal payroll taxes. In addition, Oxford is responsible for Worker’s Compensation, State Disability and Unemployment claims.
  • ” Does the agency insure and bond employees? Back to Questions
  • For your safety and security, all Oxford employees are insured and fidelity bonded.
  • ” What are the agency’s office hours? Back to Questions
  • Callers can always reach an Oxford representative. Oxford works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you will never reach a voicemail system. Oxford’s knowledgeable, professional employees are always there to assist you with home care needs.
  • ” What are the benefits of working for this agency? Back to Questions
  • Oxford employees are proud to work for a company that appreciates them. In addition to monthly and annual recognition, Oxford offers many valuable benefits which include: medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K retirement plan, fitness center membership, credit union membership, recruitment bonuses, and much more.
  • ” Does the agency require that you make a commitment? Does the agency require you sign a contract? Back to Questions
  • Oxford does not require a commitment or contract. You sign a Client Agreement, which confirms the rates quoted. Oxford only asks that service cancellations be made at least 4 hours prior to the start of care.
  • ” What happens if you don’t like the caregiver / nurse? Back to Questions
  • Oxford guarantees their caregivers and nurses – Oxford will replace a caregiver / nurse anytime your expectations are not met. If you notify Oxford immediately, you will not pay for service that does not meet your expectations.