The Traits of an At-Home Caregiver from Visiting Angels Annapolis
Visiting Angels looks for both experience and solid character when hiring at-home caregivers in Annapolis, Millersville, Arnold, Glen Burnie, Pasadena and surrounding areas in Anne Arundel County
Professional senior care is a calling, not just a job. While training is necessary to meet basic job requirements, exceptional caregivers must also possess innate qualities that enable them to compassionately perform job functions. These special qualities separate average caregivers from superior caregivers.
What specific qualities or character traits should at-home caregivers have? Here are the characteristics Visiting Angels Annapolis looks for when hiring professional caregivers.
The families and seniors that work with Visiting Angels Annapolis should be able to rely on our caregivers to be available when needed, to honor their commitments and to carry out all job responsibilities in a professional manner. When a family chooses to bring a Visiting Angel into their home, he or she should respect the situation and be sensitive to any crisis or hardship the family may be enduring.
At Visiting Angels Annapolis, our caregivers are always introducing new and engaging activities designed to improve their client’s quality of life. Additionally, they focus on creating new ways seniors can carry out tasks and learn new skills.
Our Angels are good decision makers; they exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality. When a client is in danger, they know to act immediately.
A Wide Range of Talents
At Visiting Angels Annapolis, we aim to help seniors living in Anne Arundel County age safely and comfortably in place. We achieve this by assisting seniors with everyday tasks, helping seniors with chronic conditions manage their symptoms, keeping in regular contact with our clients’ families and providing meaningful companionship.
When hiring at-home caregivers, we look for individuals who can:
- Aid seniors with walking or ambulation
- Ensure a safe environment for seniors
- Act with confidentiality to protect their client’s privacy
- Communicate effectively with seniors, their families and the other members of our team
- Understand and follow through on all senior care requirements
- Assist seniors with daily activities such as preparing meals and light housekeeping
Beyond the essential functions and responsibilities lies the real substance of a Visiting Angel: Compassion. Our at-home caregivers must be compassionate individuals. Our Angels must go beyond performing care tasks and responding appropriately in certain scenarios—they must demonstrate compassion and thoughtfulness.
Professional caregivers at Visiting Angels Annapolis are dedicated people who have a passion for helping people; they are selfless in their desire to improve the quality of life for others. What does compassion look like? You’ll hear compassion in a caregiver’s tone of voice; you’ll see it in their body language and willingness to help. You’ll feel their compassion when you observe how they care for your loved one.
Benefits of Being a Visiting Angel
Joining the Visiting Angels Annapolis team is a rewarding experience. Our at-home caregivers make a real difference in the lives of seniors throughout Anne Arundel County by helping them remain independent and giving them the support they need to live out their golden years in their cherished home.
We understand that our caregivers work hard to provide exceptional in-home senior care, which is why we make sure our Angels feel supported and respected. Our caregivers benefit from competitive wages (including overtime pay, holiday pay and performance-based bonuses), flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, ongoing training opportunities and a positive working environment.
To learn more about what makes an exceptional at-home caregiver, contact our Millersville, MD office at 410-587-2316.
If you’d like to join the Visiting Angels Annapolis team, take a look at our Employment page to learn more about available positions.