How caregivers make a difference in family's lives
Families who have a loved one with disabilities might struggle to provide a safe living situation and frequent care. This can lead to a lot of anxiety over their loved one’s well-being and quality of life. As a professional caregiver, you can offer families peace of mind by caring for their loved one and keeping them safe. Caregivers can have a positive impact on families in a few different ways while also enjoying some important benefits of working with an agency.
Working as a caregiver means helping families out by keeping a watchful eye on their loved one. Several hazards around the house can put those with disabilities at risk of serious injuries. Caregivers can prevent these from happening in various ways, such as handling cooking and removing potential trip hazards. When you’re a caregiver, you can also help provide safety by reminding those in your care to take their medications as directed and encourage them to get refills as often as needed.
Individuals with disabilities or other health issues who live on their own are at risk of becoming depressed. Staying social helps lower this risk and improves their quality of life. Families might find it difficult to spend time with their loved one on a regular basis due to everyday schedules and activities. Having a caregiver around regularly helps ensure that their loved one has someone to interact with and talk to.
Aging in Place
As seniors get older, they might end up with health problems that make it hard for them to live alone. Professional caregivers make it possible for these individuals to keep living in their home instead of having to move to an assisted living facility. Families can depend on you as a caregiver to help their loved one with daily tasks and other activities around the house without having to worry about their safety and well-being.
Benefits of Working with an Agency
Working as a professional caregiver with an agency rather than working in a facility offers some important advantages. This type of caregiving position provides fulfilling work by allowing you to care for individuals who have trouble with day-to-day tasks in their home. Instead of caring for a wide range of individuals at a facility, you can expect to provide care for a lower number of people overall on a regular basis. This type of arrangement gives you a chance to build a rapport with them, one on one, and form a stronger connection with your work.
Caregiving through an agency also offers greater flexibility compared to working in a facility. You’ll have more control over the hours you work and where you work rather than having to work a set schedule in one facility. This can provide you with more convenience in terms of how many hours you work, when you work and which homes you go to for caregiving in your area.
In our case, Visiting Angels Asheville only requires caregivers to lift up to 25lbs as part of the work—not up to 50lbs which is a requirement at most other facilities.
If you’re looking for in home care opportunities, please contact Visiting Angels Asheville or visit our website to learn more about us and apply for a caregiving position.