When choosing at-home care for a loved one, nothing is as important as the peace of mind that comes with finding an exceptional caregiver. A trustworthy care provider can become part of the family, so to speak.
Those who are looking for in home caregiver jobs will find that All Seasons Homecare is a wonderful company to work for and employs a highly-skilled, compassionate team of caregivers and support staff.
Characteristics of an Exceptional In Home Caregiver
Though many caregivers possess positive attributes, it’s the combination of these nine qualities that set certain individuals in a league of their own when it comes to providing the gold standard in at-home caregiving.
If you relate to these characteristics you should consider a part time or full time position in care services. Senior care jobs in the Pleasant Hill, CA and surrounding areas can become a deeply rewarding career.
When someone hires an at-home caregiver to provide daily, quality care for their friend or relative, they need to be able to count on them to show up on time and fulfill commitments. Exceptional caregivers arrive on time, stick to their schedule, and make the client a priority.
Helping people through the aging process or the progression of a disease is not for the faint of heart. It takes a special person, full of kindness and grace, to care for someone in a companion care position.
Whether the client is experiencing physical challenges, mental deterioration, or both, a high quality caregiver will always maintain composure and show patience.
Caregivers must be able not only to understand what their client and client’s family are going through, but to put themselves in their shoes and make decisions from that very personal standpoint. Sometimes our personal attendants coordinate with hospice care, so an empathetic mindset is essential.
Working with adults who need extra care and who sometimes have lapses in judgment or memory can be taxing and unpredictable. Being flexible enough to give the client a measure of independence while still keeping them safe is paramount to a quality caregiver.
Years of experience will help a personal attendant to become more confident in judging a client’s independence level. Caregivers at All Seasons Homecare are always supported with experienced staff members who provide an assessment and recommendations for each client.
At-home caregivers have to be able to work independently, be physically and mentally strong, and function without the supervision of a boss on site most of the time. The best caregivers are hardworking self-starters who give their best each and every day.
From how to properly lift a client from a wheelchair to a bed, to knowing how to play a rousing game of Monopoly and keep their clients engaged, exceptional caregivers are resourceful. They are knowledgeable about the physical and mental attributes that they need to bring to the table to offer the highest level of care to clients and their families.
7. Positive Demeanor
Studies show that seniors who have positive social relationships live longer and exhibit lower levels of stress, depression, and physical ailments. Having a high quality, positive caregiver around a loved one regularly, encourages physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. At All Seasons Homecare we don’t just care about getting tasks done, we work to support our client’s quality of life.
While many caregivers are kind, the best ones that exist are truly thoughtful and proactive. They not only remember their client’s birthday, they bring balloons or a cake. They not only go grocery shopping if their client needs assistance, but they offer to gather ingredients to bake homemade banana bread together if their client enjoys baking.
An exceptional personal attendant makes their client feel loved and respected, not just taken care of.
A caregiver who has integrity establishes a relationship of trust between themselves and the client (and the client’s family as well). Talking about difficult issues surrounding elder care, chronic diseases, home health, and therapy programs can be challenging. However, as a clear and honest communicator, the client will receive the best care possible.
Caregiver Jobs in the Bay Area
At All Seasons Homecare, we are thrilled to provide Contra Costa County senior services right in the comfort of the person’s own home. We offer everything from meal preparation and socialization to 24/7 in-home senior care. Our home aids also may help with light housekeeping, transportation to medical appointments, and personal care needs such as bathing and dressing.
All Seasons Homecare is honored to employ exceptional caregivers who possess the nine essential traits listed above. We continue to build our team who cares about the wellbeing of the client and who work hard every day, going above and beyond.
If you are looking for a senior home care job or more specifically, a caregiver job in the Bay Area, and you think you have the skills it takes to be on our team, please reach out for an interview by calling (925) 636-4900.
Our caregivers cover a wide range of areas in Contra Costa County and the Tri-Valley area of Alameda County. These areas include: Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Concord, San Ramon, and more!