I had to care for my mother who suffered a major stroke. She lost use of the right side of her body and her voice. I had to remove the emotional pain I was feeling, in order to give her the care she needed. I showed her empathy and compassion, she knew I cared for her. I do the same with my clients' and they know I care about them. It is important that I am reliable, I show up consistently at my scheduled time; my clients and their families know they can depend on me. I am trustworthy, this is important because initially I am a stranger in their home, just as they can trust me in this regard, they can trust me to keep their information confidential. When the home care needs change or the unexpected happens, I am prepared to adjust as required to continue giving my clients’ good home care and as much as possible, a better quality of life. There is a client that I feel is a personal achievement and actually a challenge. She has a number of physical problems, epilepsy and dementia. She never smiled, she would not cooperate with me, in her own way, she fought me on just about everything I tried to do for her. She cannot walk, nor be transferred with a gait belt and the home is too small for the Hoyer lift offered by the agency. I had to earn her trust, show her that I was going to be there for her--a number of caregivers felt it was too much to work with her. I was able in two months to get her to stand and step when I was transferring her from the bed to the commode to
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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