Caregivers/Companions are the backbone of care for their loved one. They are the people who understand the wants, needs and normal routines of those they look after more than anyone else. Because of this close relationship, the caregiver’s voice is also important for decision making and sometimes trying to balance their personal life with their loved ones needs. This can be a daunting or seemingly impossible task. In such situations, the caregiver sometimes needs care too; someone to speak to about their concerns,
or to be instructed on how to attend to a recovering or newly incapacitated loved one. To be an effective caregiver, you must be mentally and emotionally strong. No worries, we offer in-person counselling sessions and over the phone ‘check-in’ support programs for your wellbeing. Our support is geared to help you recharge and prevent burn-out.
The emphasis is for the caregiver/companion to involve the patient in the care program to support the patient with the basic standards of healthy living as follows:
- Physical Activity (Transportation/Exercises/Housekeeping/Laundry, and Pet Care)
- Mental Stimulation (Companionship)
- Nutrition (Cooking/Grocery Shopping/Kitchen Work)
- Relaxation (Games/Reading/Crafts)
- Dignity (Grooming/Dressing/Bathing & Toileting)
- Current CPR and First Aid
- Vulnerable Sector police check required
- Valid driver’s licence and reliable transportation
- Ability to work independently.
- Able to work in a stressful environment.
- Must be physically and mentally fit to handle the demands of care giving.
- Truly passionate about providing excellent care
- Enthusiasm about promoting and maintaining health
- Well-developed interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail and a willingness to go the extra mile for your clients
- A positive attitude
- Respectful and reliable
Call us today to have one of our team members provide you with the compassionate care you or your loved one deserves.