My passion is working with the elderly. I am honored by the families that put their trust in me to care for their loved one who may be on the final path of their life requiring Home Hospice care. or is at that point in their lives where assistance is needed in order to continue staying in their home, being as independent as possable, staying safe. My commitment for each and every person is to provide them with companionship, assistance with physical needs and whatever else they need, whether it's writing a letter for them, or baking their favorite cookies, straightening out closet shelves or holding their hand, reading a book to them or just sitting quietly with them. I believe it is ao important to pocess tthe traits that are important in caregiving which are flexibility, willingness to sit still when you notice its what the person you are caring for needs. Paying attention is very important. A caregiver cannot just "be there"
I keep logs in order to ensure the Doctor and nurses and family are notified of ANY changes such as skin color, urine intake/out take, bathroom habits, signs of weakness,
facial changes, depression/mood changes. If bedridden, log needs to include turning times, any skin breakdown issues,
A good caregiver needs to go outside the box, be willing to do what otherwise might be uncomfortable, be drama free.
Assisting the family is one of the things that helps them know who I am and relieves some of the stress from their lives. By helping doing even the smallest of details, yardwork, cleaning a garage etc.
I promise you that I will make the same commitment to respect, never diminish their dignity and do all I can to provide the stability, comfort your loved one deservesI
I did not become a Caregiver to change the dynamics of lives. but to be there to make them feel safe, healty and secure. Compassion goes a long long way.
I've been a caregiver for almost 10 years. The first time I've worked as a caregiver I thought I can't able to do this kind of job, but the elderly people inspired me. I've learned a lot from them, how to value what God gave to you, how to be satisfied of what you have, and how to help each other. I found in my heart that this is what i want to do, and this is my passion. As of now I'm still working in a facility in Memory care and i've learned working with my resident's that having alzheimer's, dementia, you never argue with them instead you always agree, never reason out instead divert it to something else. Never lecture with them instead reassure it. Never say remember, Instead reminisce or never say I told you, instead I told you, never force them you should reinforce. This is how you respect and care especially to the elderly.