One of the most important things for a caregiver to be is friendly. A caregiver is a friend to the customer and can help them make the most out of life, but friendliness alone won’t qualify someone to be a full-time carer.
Here are some of the qualities you should look out for when hiring a caregiver.:-
Attention to detail
Good caregivers should be able to take on a multitude of different roles, such as homecare, cooking cleaning, helping with bills, bathing the person in care, medication management etc. It is a large undertaking giving 24 hour care to someone, and each of the roles requires great attention to detail to make sure everything is clean and the customer is happy.
Kentish Home Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for all of our customers to ensure they have all of their affairs in order, plus full peace of mind.
Quick to act
Health issues can spring up at unpredictable times and knowing how to handle the situation if they do occur could mean the difference between life and death. A caregiver should have a keen eye for when things don’t seem right, and a quick reaction to any trouble. Some people panic when put in these kinds of situations and don’t know what to do. This could ultimately cost someone’s life.
Kentish Home Care caregivers are trained to understand how to treat illnesses or emergencies and provide the quick action necessary.
Dedicated to the job
When hiring a caregiver, you need to make sure that they fully understand the responsibilities of a caregiver and determine whether they are willing to take them on. Caring for someone is not a 9 to 5 job. Those in need of around the clock care need a caregiver to be nearby at all times to make sure that nothing bad happens to them during the night.
At Kentish Home Care, we offer 24 hour care for our customers to make sure that there is someone available to assist them during the night if they need the toilet or require special medication.
Be careful who you trust to look after you or a loved one. Compassion and companionship are two must-haves, but they won’t do the job alone. You also need a dedicated hard-worker who will be able to provide total peace of mind. With Kentish Home Care, our carers are the all-in-one package. We can suit all of our customers’ needs, providing the friendship and the elbow grease necessary for such a demanding job.