Qualities of a Great In-Home Caregiver

By , 9:42 pm on

You naturally want only the best of care for your aging loved one. You probably have a general idea of the type of person you’d like as an in-home caregiver- someone who is knowledgeable in senior care but also patient, caring and kind. To help crystallize that image, Home Care Assistance of Placer County put together this list of traits that make a great in-home caregiver.

A high-quality and worthwhile caregiver…

… is reliable.
The reliable caregiver is punctual and on schedule. They follow your instructions to the letterand are exacting in their care. They set appropriate medication reminders and they adhere to your loved one’s dietary needs and preferences. This caregiver surely keeps your loved one on a healthy routine and takes thorough notes to keep you updated and filled in on your loved one’s status.

…anticipates needs.
An outstanding senior caregiver in Placer Countyreadilyanticipates your aging parent or loved one’s needs. If a doctor visit is pending, this care companion thinks ahead to what will be needed. Is a supply of medication running low, requiring a new prescription? Has a new symptom emerged that needs evaluation? This caregiver is forward-thinking, fast-acting and always has the senior’s best interests at heart.

…embodies empathy.
The stellar caregiver is genuinely compassionate. They put themselves in your loved one’s shoes and they understand your family’s concerns. That empathy prompts them to acts of kindness and it spurs them to go the extra mile. We know that sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest impact.

… is trained and experienced.
The skilled caregiver has thorough training intechniques that ensure the safety and health of your loved one. They have experience in caring for a variety of seniors in varying levels of emotional, mental and physical health. Home Care Assistance of Placer County goes above and beyond by making sure that our caregivers have training in culinary skills, holistic health practices and our exclusive Cognitive Therapeutics Method, which is a fun and personalized program that uses brain games to promote cognitive longevity. We also have specialized caregivers that are expertly trained in helping aging adults who are living with dementia, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

… is upbeat and optimistic.
The ideal caregiver is a happy person that loves what they do and enjoys being around people. This caregiver aims to please and their enjoyment of life is expressed in smiles and laughter. They’re fun to be around andthey see the bright side of things. This attitude is well-received by elderly adults, who oftentimes begin mirroring this same outlook on life, boosting their overall well-being.

Call for more information about our caregivers!

A superb caregiver is reliable, trained, and experienced. The model caregiver anticipates needs, embodies empathy, and is upbeat. Instead of shopping around in the attempt to find a caregiver that fits all of these high standards, just call Home Care Assistance. We can say with confidence that all of our live-in and hourly caregivers in Placer County are qualified and compassionate; they truly do embody the ideal caregiver.

We know that a great caregiver has the ability to monitor the safety of your loved one, enhance their quality of life and also put your mind at rest. Our caregivers are an extension of your eyes, ears, heart, and hands. Our caregivers treat your aging parent as one as their own.

To schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, where you and your aging loved one will have the opportunity to meet with one of our Care Managers, please give us a call at 916.226.3737.

Spread the love