Selecting a caregiver is a balancing act. Families typically have several “must have” priorities and several “nice to have” aspects of a caregiver. But the bottom line priority should be having a kind, honest, and caring person to care for your loved one. Requirements involving race, owning a car, perfectly spoken English, excellent cooking, no telephone usage on job, providing own food, etc. limit, if not eliminate, all caregivers from the available pool of employees.