Caring Qualities – Have you got what it takes?

Looking for Home Care can be very overwhelming for many of the families we have spoken to over the past 8 years!

Therefore when it comes to choosing our CAREGiver’s we can be quite picky! No experience is required but empathy and compassion are a MUST! Whether you have been caring for a relative before or have never worked within this industry before we want to talk to YOU!

Many people wouldn’t think of Home Care as a Career but within our Office we have had CAREGiver’s join us and go on to become Seniors, Supervisors, Schedulers & even our newest Care Manager & Head of CAREGiver Experience were CAREGiver’s all those years ago!

At Home Instead Welwyn, Hatfield & Potters Bar our CAREGiver’s are fully trained to complete a variety of services for older people in their own homes – Read the Services we provide here – 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.

Attentiveness - 
Listening, noticing changes in routine or behaviour and taking action are all crucial to providing high quality care. Our care is tailored to meet our Client 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.

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 – Areas Covered

Kindness & 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 & 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 Welwyn, Hatfield & Potters Bar

Contact us today on 01707 240 650 Or Visit Our Website to find out more.