Woman Interacting with Her Caregiver
20 March 2016

4 Traits of an Excellent Caregiver

Woman Interacting with Her CaregiverWhen you are looking for a caregiver for your loved one, you need to know what traits make an excellent caregiver. We know how much you care for your loved one and want to find a caregiver and caregiving company that is the right fit for your loved one and your family.

4 Traits an Excellent Caregiver Needs

The following traits are important to provide the best in home care for seniors.

1. Dependability

Dependability is absolutely necessary for any caregiver. Many seniors, especially those who have Alzheimer’s or dementia, cannot be left alone, even if it’s for just a few minutes. Your caregiver needs to be there to care for your loved one when they say that they will be there. Make sure that you talk to your caregiving company about their shift protocols to ensure that your loved one is never left alone.

2. Empathy

When a caregiver is with your loved one, they need to be able to put themselves in their shoes. They need to be able to understand their feelings and why they do what they do. Understanding and patience are an important aspect of caregiving. Unless your caregiver is able to empathize, they are not going to be able to provide the best care for your loved one.

3. Communication Skills

It is vital that your caregiver can make a human connection with your loved one. Strong communication skills help to create these connections. Patients need to know that they are being listened to. Caregivers need to engage in deep, meaningful conversations with your loved ones.

Not only do caregivers need to communicate with your loved ones, but they need to communicate with you. We have a team approach to caregiving. A team approach means that your caregiver needs to partner with family members so that together you can provide the best care. Our online portal makes it easier for family members to know their loved one’s schedule, as well as accomplishments, struggles, or concerns that the caregiver may have.

4. Enthusiasm

Excellent caregivers love what they do and it shows. They are eager to participate in the things that your loved ones are passionate about, and they want to make sure that your loved ones stay engaged with their community and friends. It’s important for seniors to stay active when they can and consistently interacting with society. Caregivers should be running errands and going on outings with your loved ones.

Choosing the Right Senior Care

We hold ourselves to a higher standard when it comes to caregiving. Every person we care for is different and we believe that the care they receive should be different as well. The Kinship Project provides personalized in-home care to your loved ones. We create our services around every person that we care for so that all of their needs can be met. This way, they can be well cared for in the comfort of their own home. See the difference in care that The Kinship Project is able to offer, schedule an in-home consultation with our team today.

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