A caregiver is defined as anyone who tends to the personal needs of another person. For many, caregiving is second nature and easy to do for those they love. So, it seems natural, when an aging loved one needs assistance, a friend or “family caregiver” would jump in to assist with essential tasks, such as grocery shopping, driving to doctor appointments, helping around the house, etc.
These responsibilities can make it easy for family members to become overwhelmed and stressed. Balancing elderly care with raising a family, working, and managing other duties can quickly become more than one person can handle.
If you are a primary family caregiver who is feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. Professional caregivers are available to ease your burden and help you take a break from your senior home care responsibilities and refocus on your personal relationship with your loved one.
Professional Caregivers from Visiting Angels
Professional caregivers form the backbone of Visiting Angels®. These dedicated individuals enhance the lives of elderly adults and the family members who support them. As a result, we’re incredibly proud of each member of our senior care team—not only because of what they do, but who they are.
Our caregivers help seniors live at home comfortably with confidence and dignity. When seniors struggle with tasks essential to their well-being, they don’t have to worry about losing their independence. Instead, they can turn to our caregiving team to provide personal care services. By developing relationships and personal connections, our caregivers ensure older adults never feel alone when facing the challenges of aging.
We also offer a support system for families. Sometimes they need a break themselves but worry about leaving their loved ones alone. Our compassionate caregivers will put those worries to rest by ensuring your senior loved one will be safe and comfortable at home.
Learn More About Our Caregiving Team
A Visiting Angel caregiver will help your loved one live safely on their own terms, even when age-related issues arise. The caregiver you choose should be capable, trustworthy, and compassionate. Our dedicated professionals will provide you peace of mind knowing your loved one’s decision to age in place is the right choice with Visiting Angels.
We have established a comprehensive vetting system that ensures every caregiver we hire meets these essential criteria. Learn more about our traits and qualities below.
Selecting the Right Caregiver for Each Senior
Visiting Angels takes a thoughtful approach to the caregiver matching process that considers unique aspects of the senior’s living situation and personal preferences. This allows us to ensure a good fit right from the start.
Here are some of the factors we take into account when selecting care providers for seniors:
Personal chemistry is important in all relationships, and the care recipient’s relationship to the caregiver is no exception. That’s why we take the time to get to know seniors on a personal level before making a match.
Care should be integrated into your loved one’s life and focus on their daily routine and scheduling preferences. As a result, we always make sure to pair seniors with caregivers whose availability matches their needs.
When seniors require specialized care, their caregiver must have the ability to offer reliable and personalized support. Our matching process considers every aspect of the senior’s care plan to select a caregiver who can accommodate all their home care requirements.
- Family Approval
We have faith in our ability to connect seniors with caregivers who will make a positive impact on their lives. However, we understand families know their loved ones best. Thanks to Select Your Caregiver®, families always have the final say in their loved one’s care.
By finding the perfect caregiver fit for each client, we pave the way to a long-term care relationship that enables seniors and their families to confidently approach this new life chapter. With our caregivers as their compassionate companions and reliable partners in daily living, seniors can enjoy a new lease on life.
Are you ready to experience the difference our caregivers can make? Contact your local home care agency today!
Contact your local Visiting Angels office today!
Home Care Questions & Answers
How many hours do caregivers typically work?
A caregiver’s schedule depends on the needs and preferences of the care recipient and their family members. Caregivers can accept care recipients at a comfortable pace, thus enabling them to choose the hours they work. As a result, caregiving is generally known as a flexible career.
Is it necessary to have a degree to become a caregiver?
There are no academic requirements for becoming a professional caregiver. Many agencies do require caregiver candidates to go through special training courses, and some state requirements include specific types of certification. Therefore, the on-paper requirements for caregivers depend on the care agency and their location.
Are caregivers in high demand?
Caregivers are considered essential workers, and compassionate individuals who can accommodate seniors’ needs will always be in demand. As a result, Visiting Angels locations are constantly looking for high-quality caregivers to join their team.
Why become a professional caregiver?
Caregiving is so much more than a job. It is a rewarding vocation that allows you to build relationships with families in your community and help those in need. Once you experience the difference you can make in the lives of seniors, you’ll see just how fulfilling it is to pursue a career that enables you to make a positive difference in the world.
Who can qualify to become a professional caregiver?
Candidates must be over the age of 18 to qualify for a caregiver job. It is also beneficial to have experience caring for a friend or family member or working professionally in the senior care industry. However, it is possible to become a professional caregiver without prior experience if you possess the right personal qualities and outstanding character.
How much do caregiving services cost?
Hiring a professional caregiver is more affordable than moving a senior to an assisted living facility and less burdensome on family relationships than relying on a family caregiver. Visiting Angels works with families from all financial backgrounds and can create tailored affordable care plans that enable seniors to benefit from professional care at home without breaking the bank.