There are many different qualities a good carer should have and it can be useful to identify these when you are looking for one. Carers must be well-rounded and dynamic individuals to meet your needs. After all, it’s a human relationship you’re trying to form with your carer and it is important that it is a good fit.
We will identify five qualities needed to be a good carer in this post so that you can make sure you find the best carer to meet your needs.
- Passion for the work-
Care work can be a demanding job and often requires initiative so it is important that a carer is passionate about their job. You should be able to tell that your carer is passionate about their job just by talking to them.
A passionate carer may find satisfaction right from helping one’s clients with daily personal cares to the simple act of bringing a smile to their client’s face. Carers find it rewarding when they are able to help their client to enjoy their life and seeing improvements in their wellbeing and lifestyle.
- He/ She gets along well-
You prefer a carer who is patient, empathetic and passionate for the job. Remember, your carer may be working with your loved one for long periods of time so it’s essential that you get on well.
Those people who live alone and their carer may be the only person to speak to. Therefore, the carer should show a genuine interest in you. This can be shown through simple things like a warm smile, a friendly chat or a cup of tea. It can transform someone’s day and show them that their carer cares.
- They respect your wants, decisions, and needs-
A carer can respect your decision, wants and needs by empowering you to be as independent as possible; enabling you to remain safe and calm in your own home, encouraging daily activities and creating social interactions whilst respecting your limitations.
To assess a carer’s genuine profession you should check their employment history and other work experiences to make sure they can meet your loved ones care needs. This assures you that they are capable to provide the high-quality care you deserve.
All carers must have the initiative to continue developing themselves professionally and willingness to learn the necessary skills that may improve the care that they provide to their client.
The foundation of any relationship between a carer and client is ‘trust’. It is essential that you trust your carer because they will be working with you when you are at your helpless position. To encourage trust a carer must be punctual, reliable and respectful. A carer should be confident but not arrogant in their work. If a carer is confident in their work then you will more likely be comfortable being under their care.
We at Blue Arrow Care focus on identifying excellent carers, making personalized matches and building your trust in us.