Home Instead East Northants campaign #YouCanCare is running for the third year and we are looking for more people to join the team who can give the best quality support to our clients. Being a CAREGiver can be a very rewarding role that can make a huge difference to someone’s life.
Speaking of the campaign, Rosina Darnell, co-owner of Home Instead East Northants says, “The idea behind the ‘You Can Care’ campaign is to call out to people who may not have thought about a career in care. Caring is a truly rewarding job which offers excellent training and flexible hours.”
Rosina continued, “The hashtag #YouCanCare will be used throughout the ‘You Can Care’ campaign as a celebration of professional CAREGivers and a show of solidarity with the hundreds of people working tirelessly in our local community to care for family members.”
Our CAREGivers are fully trained to care for older people at home and this involves a range of services from helping with the shopping and around the house to companionship and personal care. We’ve compiled some of the qualities it takes to be a CAREGiver to show that YOU too can care.
Listening, noticing changes in routine or behaviour and taking action are all crucial to providing high quality care. Our care is tailored to the client and their individual needs and so being attentive is key to this. It can be as simple as making sure Mary’s lunch is served on her favourite plate to making sure that Ted has his favourite puzzle when he’s feeling down.
Patience. Those who provide care to others need to be patient. Sometimes, things may not go as quickly as planned, and there may be a little hesitation at times on the part of the person receiving care. Remaining calm and patient no matter how stressful the situation is a key skill.
Flexibility: Each day can bring something new and so it’s important to be adaptable to any situation. We cover care in a number of different areas, Rushden, Wellingborough, Kettering, Raunds and surrounding villages.
Kindness and empathy. A little kindness goes such a long way. Ageing can be a daunting and difficult process for some older people who may find simple tasks much more challenging. Being able to understand these emotions and show empathy will really help you connect with your client. There are many opportunities to practice kindness when caring for clients.
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Care is a sociable career and each day you will be communicating with clients, listening to their stories and their life and engaging in conversation with them. Being a good listener is crucial and remembering those little details about your clients make you truly excel as a great CAREGiver.
Dependability. Someone who is in need of care has lost some degree of independence and they have to be able to depend on the person or people providing care to them. A dependable CAREGiver is someone who arrives on-time and provides the highest level of care, every time.
Integrity. Having a strong moral compass means that you do the right thing, not the easy thing. Being trustworthy, honest, and compassionate are key traits to have as a CAREGiver.
If these sound like you, then why not get in touch to find out more about becoming a CAREGiver with Home Instead East Northants
Contact us today on 01933 678775 and we’d be more than happy to chat to you about a role.