Do you have what it takes…to be a Catalina In-Home Services caregiver? How happy are you in your present job? Do you feel like you’re looking for a way to provide service to others and use all of your skills? Being a home caregiver might be what you’re looking for.
The important qualities we at Catalina emphasize in our caregivers are compassion and dedication. Our caring staff meets specific standards we have developed over forty years of award winning service. Here are some of the skills that Catalina In-Home Services sees as top priority.
Having a “can do” person as a professional caregiver can make all the difference in developing a constructive and contributing relationship with the client and their loved one. The old adage of attracting more flies with sugar than vinegar is so true. Positive attitudes aren’t just attractive and pleasant to be around. Positivity leads to motivation and initiative- both characteristics of our best caregivers.
A person who is able to convey or exchange information, news, or ideas is a real asset to the client and family. When dealing with someone who has dementia it is essential to find other ways of being effective to get messages across.
Catalina’s caregivers are the eyes and ears in the home. Their precise reporting to supervisors and the other caregivers on the team creates an atmosphere of clarity, stability and confidence which benefits everyone.
Caregivers in the home like the independence and responsibility they take on when caring for a client This means they must be flexible, creative and have a way of dealing with the unexpected. Meeting the client’s needs may require improvisation and adjustments. Staying grounded and moving quickly are important behaviors. We want the caregiver to come up with new ways to bring quality to the client’s life.
The ability to understand and share the feelings of another is essential to senior care. The caregiver can develop important rapport with the client and their loved ones which leads to greater cooperation and success.
This sensitivity and awareness helps a professional yet caring relationship to develop and allow for the “cream of the crop” care Catalina is famous for.
Caregiving requires the capacity to accept or tolerate delays, clients who see you as an intrusion at first, or behavior problems. The ability to stay calm and kind in occasional difficult situations is a required virtue. Catalina prides itself on caregivers who can keep a perspective on providing quality of life for the client even in frustrating circumstances.
As you see, it takes a really special kind of person to be a caregiver at Catalina In-Home Services. We would love to talk with you about joining our team. Give us a call. 520 327 6351