What Traits Does Visiting Angels of Bethesda Look for in Home Care Professionals?
When looking for home care professionals in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Aspen Hill, Colesville, Laurel and surrounding areas in Maryland, Visiting Angels aims to find individuals who have characteristics that help them provide exceptional senior care
Professional senior care is a calling, not just a job. While prior experience is needed to assist elderly and disabled adults, professional caregivers must also possess innate characteristics that enable them to provide exceptional care for seniors. These special qualities separate average caregivers from the caregivers at Visiting Angels of Bethesda.
What specific qualities or character traits should caregivers have? These are some of the qualities we look for when hiring home care professionals in Bethesda, Aspen Hill, Silver Spring and nearby communities in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
Our Caregivers Have a Wide Range of Talents
At Visiting Angels of Bethesda, we help seniors age safely and comfortably in place by assisting them with everyday tasks that have become too difficult due to age-related issues. Additionally, we also provide our clients with quality companionship, make sure they stay secure and content and keep in regular contact with families.
With that in mind, our home care professionals should be able to:
- Aiding with walking or ambulation
- Ensuring a safe in-home environment for clients
- Acting with confidentiality to protect their client’s privacy
- Communicating effectively with clients, family and fellow Angels
- Understanding and following through on all senior care requirements
- Assisting with daily activities such as preparing meals and light housekeeping
What Separates Our Angels from Other Caregivers?
In addition to performing basic job duties, Visiting Angels of Bethesda also looks for traits that are innate in every caregiver. We understand that although experience is important, it is not enough when finding home care professionals, so we aim to find caregivers who are committed to providing exceptional senior care and making a difference in their community.
Families and seniors 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 the home, he or she should respect the situation and be sensitive to any crisis or hardship the family may be enduring.
Our home care professionals should be good decision makers; they should exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality. When a client is in danger, they know to act immediately.
Our caregivers are always introducing new, engaging activities designed to improve their client’s quality of life. Additionally, they should focus on creating new ways elderly individuals can carry out tasks and learn new skills.
Beyond the essential functions and responsibilities lies the real substance of a Visiting Angel. Our caregivers must be compassionate home care professionals. Our caregivers must go beyond performing care tasks and responding appropriately in certain scenarios—they must demonstrate compassion and thoughtfulness.
Caregivers at Visiting Angels of Bethesda 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.
Why Join the Visiting Angels Team?
At Visiting Angels of Bethesda, we understand that the hard work and dedication of our caregivers has made us one of the leading caregiving agencies in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties since 2002. When you join our team, we will make sure you feel supported and appreciated.
Our Angels benefit from flexible scheduling, competitive wages (including overtime pay, holiday pay and performance-based bonuses), tuition reimbursement, ongoing training opportunities and a friendly working environment. Because we treat our home care professionals with the respect and dignity they deserve, many of our Angels have been with us for over a decade!
To learn more about the home care professionals at Visiting Angels of Bethesda, call us today at 301-433-7237.
If you’re interested in joining our team, visit our Employment page to learn about available openings.