Personality - This is the single most important ingredient to consider. Caregivers need an innate sense of selflessness and empathy, and sometimes what may seem like a natural personality fit can be deceiving. Most people have a good degree of human compassion but only those with the right set of inner ingredients can voluntarily sustain themselves over time. Don't assume that one personality type is best until you have experience with it. Look for "sweetness," a willingness to serve, an absence of "attitude," and the patience to weather a patient's bad days. Be leery of people who stipulate non-medical tasks they won't do. With the exception of injections, wound care and dispensing medication out of prescription containers, there should not be much they won't do. It's their attitude toward work that matters most.
Reliability - Caregivers work largely unsupervised. Hourly caregivers can run into all manner of obstacles in getting to and from their assignment locations and excuses abound. Prior references will provide clues as to whether or not they can be relied upon. Take this seriously but not too seriously. References can provide a measure of what will happen when you are not around but a lot of people are reluctant to disclose negative characteristics about former caregivers. They are unwilling to expose themselves to possible recrimination and often don't want to harm someone's chance to make a living.
Honest, caring,loving these some the things that makes me a good care giver....
Being a caregiver for 28 years has helped me in so many ways, I have worked in Hospitals, Nursing home Facilities, Private Duty, etc. I love what I do in helping each client I've ever worked with. Taking care of sick people that needs my help gives me joy in my heart and it let me know they need people to work with them that care.
I am a caregiver for many years now, and i still enjoyed what i does best. I become a caregiver because i love to provide care to those who are not able to take care of themselves as before for whatever reasons. this job is very rewarding it makes you feel good about oneself, the joy and happiness you can bring to others,the smiles and thank you that you often get makes you want to continue,i have always enjoyed helping other so i know this is my calling and i will forever do my very best. When i was about nine years old living with my adoptive mother, in my Native country, I never forget how i had to tidy her, and fix breakfast lunch and snacks every morning before i leave for school, and after returning home i had to wash those dishes and even cook Dinner,because one day she was cooking a pot of soup and it fell and burn her real bad,I remember seeing her in that hospital bed in pain. I'm a honest, empathetic, loving, gently and reliable person,i enjoy meeting and working with people.I pay attention to all details,and like to be sure everything is just right. I am a creative thinker. And like to have an open mind about what will work best, i am efficient and highly organized, which enables me to be as productive as possible on the job. 1-Why did you become a Caregiver?
.I became a caregiver, because of my grandmother. I was raised by her till she passed away. I learned a lot from her, and how to care for multicultures and multipersonalities.
2- What do you like about being a Caregiver?
I like to turn a lonely feeling, down spirit and face,
Into a feeling at home again, a right up spirit.
3-What is a personal achievement you are proud of ?
One of my personal achievements is when one of my past patients was out of wipes and gloves, I didn't think twice I just got a warm wet cloth, no gloves in hand and started the perinal care gently.
4-Tell us something about yourself.
I am caring, respectful, honest, trustworthy, and attentive to all.