Being a CAREGiver
Being a caregiver can be a very rewarding and fulfilling job, you can help make a difference to someone's life.
We have asked one of our caregivers some questions about what they enjoy about it and if you are thinking of becoming a caregiver then this is why it is a great job to have!
1. What do you enjoy about being a caregiver?
I enjoy meeting different people from different walks of life, I like the fact that I have the opportunity to build a relationship with clients. Everyday is different as you never know what situation you may come across. Job satisfaction is immeasurable, just knowing that you can make a difference to someone's day is priceless.
2. What made you decide to be a caregiver?
I became a caregiver purely by chance; I researched Home Instead as I was looking for care for my mother (which never came to be). I was looking for a change of career myself not really sure what I wanted to do and the more I read about Home Instead the more interested I became so even though I had no care work experience I applied for a job and the rest is history!
3. What would you say to a prospective caregiver who is still thinking about becoming a caregiver?
I would advise any prospective caregiver to give it a chance as they might be pleasantly surprised I know I was. Everyone has qualities that can benefit someone else you just don't always realise that is the case.
I fractured my femur on August 22nd 2013 and had to cancel a holiday to Lake Garda, Italy. I spent the next 12 days in hospital, following the operation to repair my femur and like most impatient people, I was extremely anxious to get home as quickly as possible. However, the hospital staff took a lot of persuading because of my inability to carry out many of the everyday tasks. I eventually convinced them that I would employ a local care company to help me through my early days of rehabilitation .The Higham Ferrers company Home Instead Senior Care was contacted whilst I was still in the hospital, and a programme was discussed and agreed upon. Subsequently I had a carer visit each day for one hour to help me get through the early morning difficulties. Through this period I had the same girl for 80% of the time and she was excellent. On the other occasions her replacement was equally efficient and very pleasant. After 4 ½ weeks and with my recovery going very well we eventually said our goodbyes, the job was done and done quite brilliantly. `Home Instead` absolutely first class – ACJ East NorthantsACJ - East Northants