It Is Great to Be A Caregiver with Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT

 

News for Current Caregivers at Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT

It Is Great to Be A Caregiver with Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT

Aside from our competitive pay and flexible scheduling, there are plenty of benefits for caregivers at Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT. We offer a variety of programs and bonuses for our aides to ensure their efforts are not going unnoticed. Two of these programs are our Friend Referral Bonus and the Angel in the Spotlight Bonus. If you know someone who you think would be a great fit for Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT, you will have a chance to receive a bonus! If they are hired and work consistently with us for three months, you will receive $100 for helping to bring them onto our team. Our Angel in the Spotlight Bonus is also available to anyone who is going above and beyond to be an excellent caregiver and employee at Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT.

Exclusive Training

Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT offers a variety of valuable training options for current caregivers to help improve their skills and become more knowledgeable in the caregiving field. We provide online training through the Collins Learning Center and on-site training at both Visiting Angels locations for our team to take advantage of. Find out how to register for our online courses or when our next on-site training is happening by reading below:
Online CEU Courses

From helpful tips on nutrition to serious topics like dementia, CEU has it all! To register for their courses, please email Gespana@visitingangels.com or Lpiennar@visitingangels.com and they will set you up with a username and assign you to your first course.

Once registered, all you need to do is visit https://collinslearning.com/login/ to begin your course. After you successfully complete a course, you will receive a certificate of completion. 

On-Site Training
Join us for our group training that takes place every month. We cover a variety of topics, such as Alzheimer's care to safety to developing professional roles from the best guest speakers in the industry. 

Caregiver Activities

Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT encourages our caregivers to partake in our weekly activities with their elderly clients. This is an essential part of an elder’s quality of life because it allows seniors to engage in physical, social, and creative activities. This is great for all clients but can be a huge factor to assisting clients who have dementia, anxiety, or depression.

There are two options for activities that caregivers can utilize for their seniors to allow them to engage in social and mental stimulation. Aides can either come into our Visiting Angel of Brookfield, CT office and have the staff assist them in putting together an activity bag or join us for our Active and Engaged Program every Thursday. Creating an activity bag is great for seniors who have a favorite hobby like sewing or board games. If you want to get your client out of the house rather than do an activity, we also offer weekly Active and Engaged Programs at Visiting Angels of Brookfield, CT from 1pm-3pm.

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How Seniors Benefit from Activities

There are plenty of positive outcomes for seniors who choose to partake in social activities and hobbies:

Enjoyment: seniors often look forward to the activities and feel like they belong.

Cognitive Health: for clients with dementia or Alzheimer’s, activities that stimulate their social and mental abilities can help maintain their health for longer.

Social Interaction: elders have the chance to meet with others their age and join in on conversations that they often would not be able to have, which can reduce the feelings of isolation.

Reinforces Value: activities can help seniors feel important because they can relate to the roles they performed in the past.

 

How Caregivers Benefit from Activities

The great news is that these activities are also a wonderful opportunity for caregivers to engage with others in their field: 

Relationship Building: having you and your elderly clients join in on activities is a great way to bond and maintain relationships.

Change of Pace: it is always nice for a change in scenery and doing an activity can feel more like a break rather than work!

Enjoyment: activities are not only fun for seniors, but there are also plenty of options when putting an activity bag together and aides have the opportunity to pick something they both can enjoy doing.

Reduce Challenges at Home: engaging in activities with seniors, especially ones with dementia, can improve their behavioral issues, making it easier to care for them.

Events

The Visiting Angels of Fairfield & Brookfield team gathered together to celebrate in Holiday style. The food was great, and so was the company! The highlight of the night was the raffle prize drawing, where lucky winners got to take home one of two TVs, assorted bags, and a total of $500 in other cash prizes. Congratulations to Vanessa, Lela, Zoe, Ruth, Stevie, Patty, Daphne, Gail, Roberta, and Oweda! Our live-in caregivers who were not able to attend were given a special raffle drawing, congratulations to Phumza and Rachel!

 

Visiting Angels of Fairfield & Brookfield, CT celebrated our home care aides by taking them to Wolfe Park in Monroe, CT for a lovely picnic! It was a great day full of good weather, delicious food, music, and fun prizes! Thank you to all our caregivers! 

We always encourage our caregivers to join us at the Walk to End Alzheimer's, be on the the lookout for information on next year's walk date! 

          



Apparel

At Visiting Angels of Fairfield, CT we want our caregivers to be comfortable in what they wear and to look their best when working with their clients. We offer 50% off to all caregivers for our logo polo shirts.


Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency. 
Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.