As professional Caregivers we need to ensure a meaningful quality of life for our clients, the care recipient, and ourselves. Just as the care recipient has special needs, so does the professional. .. Too often people who need our services do not realize that we are trying to help them do what is necessary to maintain or achieve their independence. It is our responsibility to help our clients understand our roles and empower them to be good consumers of our services. Professional Caregivers must also serve as advocates for our clients. We must work together (with our clients) to get public and private agencies to be more responsive to the needs and concerns of people who need our services. As a Caregiver me and the recipient need to work with each other in a respectful relationship. The care recipient and their families need to understand the role of the professional intruding in their lives. How do we accomplish this goal? First, we must advocate for better conditions for ourselves and our clients. Second, schools need to teach human service workers how to effectively work with people who have special needs. Agencies need to reinforce this training with in-services and ongoing supervision. Third, the government needs to be responsive to the concerns of people who have special needs or may be homebound, and their caregivers. This is why, I do what I do! I want to be apart of the transition in one's life, and be apart of this growing industry's changes for the better.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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3. Care advocates: our direct-hire model gives caregivers higher wages and flexible schedules, and consumers low prices. Everyone gets a better quality of life.
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