We know and appreciate the fact that you are part of our team. Have you ever thought, “Wow, my friend Suzie or my cousin Stan would make a great caregiver!” You know firsthand that caregiving is an admirable profession, and the majority of our workforce understand who would make a great caregiver to add to our team. The following article is something we encourage you to share with your friends and family who would make a great caregiver!
Reach out to those you know and ask them:
- Do you know what a caregiver is? A caregiver is anyone responsible for providing care to an adult. Caregivers can be a family member, close friend, or a professional.
- Have you considered becoming a caregiver and do you know what it entails?
- Did you know that if you are already caring for a family member, you can get paid for doing it?
What are the duties of a caregiver?
Caring for members of our population in need requires a special person. It’s important to remember that they are dealing with a major transition in their lives, or could be faced with the loss of a spouse or the loss of their independence. People who find themselves in need of home care assistance are dealing with a myriad of emotions.
As you know, the duties of a caregiver are not easily summarized. By no means is this list all-inclusive, but here are a few services caregivers provide daily:
For short-term needs. If a regular caregiver is on vacation, out shopping or just needs a break, we can offer respite care in temporary situations.
Services include: A combination of attendant care, companionship, and housekeeping. Based on need, we provide primary caregivers with a break to care for their own health and well-being.
Ideal for long-term needs and enable a person to remain at home as an alternative to a nursing home or long-term care facility.
Services include: Planning and preparing meals, cleaning, laundry, medication reminders, companionship, light housekeeping, fall prevention measures, errands and other types of non-medical care.
If a person has just been released from the hospital, or needs some help with bathing or personal hygiene, then we recommend personalized care.
Services include: Respectful assistance with bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, transfer from bed to wheelchair and other activities of daily living.
Self-help skill development for independence, socialization and enhanced life quality at home and within the community.
Services include: One-to-one teaching for improved communication skills, socialization, motor and cognitive functioning and training on personal and physical care needs.
If a person is aging at home, disabled, recently hospitalized, or has a chronic medical condition that has left him/her unable to perform housecleaning tasks.
Services include: Light housekeeping including cleaning, dishes and laundry. No windows.
Caregiver requirements are not standard across the profession. There are a variety of home care agencies and organizations that offer caregiving. At Home Assist Health, our Care Team must have caregiving experience and a compassionate heart that exhibits unconditional kindness.
Our caregivers are known to be:
- Patient by nature
- Excellent communicators
- Relentlessly punctual
- Creative problem solvers
In conjunction with these positive qualities, we make sure that our employees possess a variety of caregiving skills. We take great care to ensure that each caregiver who joins our team truly desires to care for the wellbeing of vulnerable adults.
Why Be a Caregiver?
There are many great reasons to be a caregiver.
- While unconditional kindness and consistent care require hard work, there is great joy when opting to help someone in need.
- Caregivers provide a fantastic service to families who have been caring for someone they love but need a break to keep up with all the other demands of life.
- Caregiving is an excellent way to develop new skills, learn to listen, and make a difference in someone’s life. The vocation of caregiving requires heart. It’s not a job. Caregiving is a calling.
- We are offering a $250 Sign On Bonus Program right now!
- We offer benefits for our full-time caregiver employees.
- We offer onsite training at no cost to the caregiver.
- We offer specialized programs for those interested in Alzheimer’s, palliative care or other specialty caregiving expertise.
Caregiving as a calling
To us, caregiving isn’t just a job, but rather, a calling. It’s both challenging and fulfilling. We look for people with exceptional emotional intelligence and refined personal skills. A good caregiver isn’t just someone with a certification or experience as a caregiver. The great caregivers with Home Assist Health are compassionate and consistent, committed to providing peace of mind to all we serve.
If this sounds like something that really fits for you both personally and professionally, we would love to talk with you about applying to be one of our caregivers? You can begin the process here!