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Being a CAREGiver

As a CAREGiver you know you've done your job well, when the person you are caring for gives you a big hug tells you you are wonderful, and that you've made a big difference in their lives. Wonderful feeling.

Patricia Scudder - CAREGiver

 

I want to be a CAREGiver, because I want to give my social support back to our society. I like to spend quality time with our elderly and disabled client’s. I like to encourage them so that they can do anything independently. I also like to listen to them and get to know about their past history.   I am very happy to fulfil their basic needs. It is also our responsibility to take care of them and give them our best support to live a longer life. So that's why I like being a CAREGiver.  

Sonia - CAREGiver

 

Being a CAREGiver is tough yet fulfilling career. It requires wider understanding of the profession on how to deal and care for people. Most of the time, it consumes the person due to nature of the job thus emotional control and patience should always be "Up for Grabs". Though tough sides of CAREGiver job are inevitable, the career should be seen on its positive view, as a rewarding opportunity to extend a hand for vulnerable people. As a CAREGiver, I realize that the prize from this profession is not the salary but the certitude that I am making a difference, that I had encouraged the person I'm caring for to live and love life despite their vulnerability. This was indeed the compensation beyond comparison.

Mariane- CAREGiver

 

I like being a CAREGiver because I enjoy meeting different people and being able to make someone smile. Everybody needs help from time to time and if I can make just a little difference to one person by just being there then I know I have done something right. Not only that I hope when I get old if my family can't look after me then a CAREGiver will.
If I can put a smile on one persons face for a day then I know I have done something good for at least one person.

Valda- CAREGiver

 

I have been a Home Instead CAREGiver for the last 4 years and I find my work thoroughly enjoyable as every client that is in my care is an individual who I treat with warmth and respect. I interact well with all my clients- those who are able to communicate verbally as well as non-verbally. I have undertaken several training courses that have allowed me to improve my care towards my clients. I am hard working, patient and calm with a warm and friendly attitude which makes me good at doing my job

Hardeep- Senior CAREGiver

 

I enjoy being a care worker as it gives me the opportunity to give something back to the community. A smile and a little kindness can reap huge rewards.

Sam - Senior CAREGiver

 

For me it’s personal. By helping and supporting my clients it gives me a sense of satisfaction and the drive to go the extra mile.  By going that extra mile, it gives me the feel good factor to know that I’m helping my client and their families and generally giving them the care and dedication that they need.

Alicia Overfield - Senior CAREGiver

 

CAREGivers
CAREGiver with client

You work with different clients, therefore you learn about different health needs and different ways of dealing with them. It's a good confidence booster in enhancing interpersonal skills and makes you feel like you're really helping disadvantaged clients, as well as helping to keep their quality of life satisfactory.

Goddiah - CAREGiver