5 Qualities Of A Super Carer
Care workers can spend significant amounts of time with those they look after, and need to be able to connect with and comfort them when at their most vulnerable.
It’s therefore important to choose a carer that has not only the right skills but also the character traits required to provide your loved one with the highest quality of care.
SuperCarers, an introductory service that matches families and individuals needing care with experienced and compassionate carers, share some of the qualities you should look out for in a great care worker.
If you are vulnerable and dependent on a carer, you need to be able to trust them completely. To foster this trust, a care worker should be dependable and respectful, arriving punctually and working to the best of their ability.
Great, personalised care respects the recipient’s dignity and choices at all times. To achieve this, a care worker needs a high degree of empathy – not least because many vulnerable adults find it difficult to express their needs and desires.
A good carer needs to communicate well with their clients and their families, in order to help them make the most suitable health and lifestyle choices. In many cases, carers will also need to liaise and share information clearly and concisely with other healthcare professionals.
Care work can be challenging and unpredictable, particularly for those working in clients’ homes without supervision or assistance. To handle this, carers need a mix of technical skills, initiative, confidence, and familiarity with a wide range of conditions and situations. Industry qualifications, such as the Care Certificate, provide a strong foundation; however, there is no substitute for practical experience.
Easy to get along with
The best care relationships occur when a carer’s personality complements their client’s. Carers can work with clients for long and intense periods of time, so getting on with each other is critical. Shared activities and interests can also help, especially in the early days of getting to know one another.
At SuperCarers, we believe passionately that great relationships lead to fantastic care, and do everything we can to help families find their perfect carer based on interests and personalities as well as care needs. This includes shortlisting suitable candidates for you to meet and interview first, before making any decision – so you can be completely confident that they are the right fit for you.
Once you have found the perfect carer who has the right set of skills and personality, you can be confident your loved one is in capable hands.
To find out more, visit supercarers.com or contact one of our care advisors on 020 8629 1030 to discuss your care options.
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