Being a CAREGiver
Thank you for your interest in becoming a CAREGiver.
It is an unfortunate reality that in our society today there is a lack of support, understanding and care for the older members of our community. We are living longer, but the community structure and support to maintain a Quality of Life is not keeping apace. Ageing presents us with particular challenges, that requires a specialized set of skills and knowledge. Most of all however, Care for the Aged requires personal values and an approach based on Compassion, Patience and Respect.
Home Instead Senior Care strives to provide comforting, supportive, relationship – based support to allow for older people to remain safe, capable and confident in the familiar environment of their own homes. The CAREGiver is the trusted companion that can be relied upon to protect, guide and support people through arguably the most important years of their lives.
Our Belief is that whatever the challenges of Ageing present, we can live healthy, happy and productive lives, socially engaged and with dignity throughout our senior years. A CAREGiver is driven by this Belief.
A CAREGiver is a paid and professional vocation, aimed at maintaining an older person’s independence and Quality of Life. It is a vital and recognized role in the community with opportunities for progression and specialization.
What do I need to become a CAREGiver?
There are no formal qualifications needed. CAREGivers come from all walks of life and previous careers. Often CAREGivers have had a personal experience caring for a loved one. Or someone who receives joy and reward from making a positive difference to someone’s life. Necessary qualities are the ability to have empathy, to listen, display reliability, a professional approach and a commitment to supporting another person.
Training in the practical and theoretical aspects are covered in a 3-day Learning and Development course, after which specialized training in relevant topics such as Dementia Support, Medication Administration, End-of-Life Care is available should you wish to progress.
How do I get involved?
The best approach is to visit the Home Instead Team for a friendly informal chat. They will give you an idea of what it’s all about, and have a chance to answer any questions you may have.
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"Thank you to your CAREGivers. They have given Mrs. E a new lease on life. She looks happier and more relaxed. Keep up your wonderful work."Mrs. L - Solicitor