Being a CAREGiver
CAREGiver of The Month
Congratulations to Emily Jackson our CAREGiver of the Month for November 2017
Emily was nominated because she has grown so much in the year she has been working with us, blossoming into a fantastic CG. She is always on time, reliable, covers calls when needed and she reports back to the office regularly. She has built up lovely relationships with her clients and has made a positive impact on their lives.
Emily is always willing to help and is always smiling. Well done Emily, we are proud to have you as part of our team!
- Well done Emily.
So what is it really like to be a CAREGiver for Home Instead?
Read one CAREGiver's experience below:
"As a CAREGiver working for Home Instead Weston, I wanted to share with you a typical days work, my experiences and why I love my job.
I visit clients in their own home, we keep the scheduling of CAREGivers as continuous as possible which is great because it means I really get to know my client, they get to know me and we can have a bond rather than just providing a service. I feel that the company follows up with clients and CAREGivers to make sure we are compatible and happy.
I really enjoy helping those who can't help themselves as much as they used to, and bringing a bit of joy into their lives. Making them smile and giving them a bit of companionship really makes me feel like I know I am doing the right thing in my career.
I hadn't done care before, it was a new challenge to me. I have spoken to a few of the other CAREGivers I work with and they have similarly not worked in care before. Many had come from retail, been semi retired or unemployed before starting this job. We also have some CAREGivers who study at college alongside carrying out visits to clients, so it really is for anyone of any age! Home Instead's comprehensive training and ongoing support means I have been able to approach visits to clients with confidence.
All you need to be successful at this job is commitment, patience, a caring nature and some free time. I would advise anyone who is considering becoming a CAREGiver to go for it! You'll be glad you did."
- Anonymous CAREGiver.
"Many Thanks for your kindness and consideration helping to keep my mother in her own home. Your ability to respond to late requests and flexibility is helpful and invaluable. Thank you"Mrs S - WSM