What Makes a Great Caregiver?
At Comfort Keepers®, we love our team of great caregivers. Here are a few characteristics that we believe are important for caregivers to have if they want to help seniors remain independent at home.
When it is time to find in-home care for your loved one, you naturally want to work with the right person or agency. There are many characteristics that make a great caregiver, but there are some that are more important than others.
At Comfort Keepers, we work with great people who truly care about the clients they support. Over the years, we have come to understand what it takes to be a great caregiver and provide the highest level of support. Here are a few of the personality traits that are important in this industry.
A Great Caregiver is Patient.
Being a successful caregiver requires patience and perseverance. Each need for care is unique and sometimes caregivers are matched with clients who may be reluctant about receiving support, or who require more support than other clients. Being patient can help a caregiver make a client more comfortable and receptive to in-home care.
A Great Caregiver is Dependable.
One of the most important characteristics of a great caregiver is dependability. In order to help clients remain independent, caregivers need to be reliable, arrive on time for shifts, and fulfill their duties in a timely manner.
A Great Caregiver has Compassion for Others.
Caregivers need to be able to show compassion and empathy towards the person in their care. When a person requires professional care to remain at home, it is not uncommon for them to feel dependent. Providing dignity, companionship, and respect is a great way for a caregiver to put a client at ease.
A Great Caregiver is Passionate About Caregiving.
It takes a special person to be a great caregiver, they have to be passionate about helping others and learning new skills along the way. When a caregiver exhibits passion, their attitude is contagious and can positively impact everyone around them.
A Great Caregiver Can Be Trusted.
Sometimes, caregivers have access to information about a client and their family. Because of the nature of the job and the confidentiality involved, caregivers need to be trustworthy and value integrity.
A Great Caregiver Can Adapt.
Adaptability can help a caregiver make the most of every situation and learn how to handle situations. This is important when it comes to in-home care because every day is a little bit different and it is valuable to be able to adjust to challenges.
Are you interested in becoming a Comfort Keeper?
At Comfort Keepers, we have the privilege of working with a team of extraordinary people. If you are looking for a career helping seniors and other adults remain independent in the comfort of their own homes, caregiving may be a great career choice for you.
Learn more about working for Comfort Keepers and our current career openings.