Hero in the Home
Posted on: March 05 2022
Caregivers: The Definition of Hero
Merriam-Webster defines a hero as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities”. We generally associate a hero with distinguished courage or ability, admired for brave deeds and noble qualities.
At Around the Clock Home Care, we believe a Caregivers work is NOBLE. What could be more noble than supporting and caring for people who need assistance with their daily living needs? Caregivers helping those who need it most!
Caregivers must bring the qualities of patience, strength, and creativity to their tasks. When they walk into their client’s home each day, they never know what that day will bring. Caregivers may need to be reassuring or calming. A client might be having a bad day physically or not be able to express that they’re feeling pain. Caregivers have to know how to be empathetic in these circumstances, while also cleverly finding proactive ways to turn the situation around.
Being a Caregiver requires a lot of ingenuity. If you have spent a little time with a person with Alzheimer’s disease, for example, you can imagine just how creative caregivers have to get some days. They have to figure out ways to get things accomplished and keep the client safe and healthy. And they also manage to bring joy and a smile to their clients through all this.
Caregivers, Our Essential Heroes The term “essential worker” has become commonplace over the last couple of years due to the pandemic. Caregivers, naturally, have been among this group. Caregivers have always been essential to those they help, their families, and society in general.
Caregiving can be 24/7, weekends, holidays or for challenges life brings us. Caregivers are more essential than ever at these times, actually. How many of us count on caregivers to take care of our older loved ones, even in the worst of societal and personal turmoil? Many families have felt this especially during the last few years, when unable to visit or travel to see loved ones. We’ve all come to realize more starkly just how much we rely on these essential heroes.
This is one reason why a home care agency and the caregiving team are so important. Caregivers need to be prepared and supported for the essential work they do.
All of the decisions we make at Around the Clock Home Care are based on our mission of setting our care team members up for success so they can shine as the heroes they are.
Become A Caregiver
To be a great caregiver you need to be supported by a great team. That is exactly what
you’ll get by choosing Around the Clock Home Care. Our mission is to set every caregiver up for success, empowering them to provide the best home care in our local communities.