What Traits Do Home Care Professionals from Visiting Angels Eldersburg Possess?
What sets our Angels apart from other local home care professionals? Learn what traits Visiting Angels looks for when hiring caregivers in Eldersburg, Westminster, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City and surrounding areas in Carroll, Howard and Baltimore Counties.
Professional senior care is more than a job; it’s a calling and an opportunity to make a difference. While training is needed to meet basic job requirements, professional caregivers must also possess innate qualities that enable them to bond with clients and deliver services with compassion and care. These special qualities separate average caregivers from the superior caregivers at Visiting Angels Eldersburg.
What specific qualities or character traits should home care professionals have? Here are the qualities we look for when hiring caregivers in Carroll, Howard and Baltimore Counties.
A Wide Range of Talents
Visiting Angels Eldersburg helps seniors age in place by assisting with everyday tasks, providing meaningful companionship and keeping families updated on their loved one’s well-being.
We look for home care professionals who can:
- Aid seniors with walking or ambulation
- Ensure a safe home environment for clients
- Act with confidentiality to protect their client’s privacy
- Communicate effectively with clients, families and coworkers
- Understand and follow through on all senior care requirements
- Assist with daily activities such as preparing meals and light housekeeping
At Visiting Angels Eldersburg, our home care professionals are good decision makers; they exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality. When a client is in danger, they know to act immediately.
The families and seniors we work with 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 one of our caregivers into the home, he or she should respect the situation and be sensitive to any crisis or hardship the family may be enduring.
Our caregivers are always introducing new, engaging activities designed to improve their client’s quality of life. Additionally, they focus on creating new ways our clients can carry out tasks and learn new skills.
Beyond the essential functions and responsibilities lies the real substance of a Visiting Angel: Compassion. Our caregivers must be compassionate home care professionals. Our caregivers must go beyond performing care tasks and responding appropriately in certain scenarios—they must also demonstrate compassion and thoughtfulness.
Professional caregivers are dedicated individuals 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 Joining the Visiting Angels Team
At Visiting Angels Eldersburg, we know that our caregivers are the backbone of our agency. We couldn’t provide exceptional in-home senior care throughout Carroll, Howard and Baltimore Counties without the dedication, compassion and hard work of our Angels.
Caregivers who join our team are made to feel respected and supported. We offer competitive wages, overtime and holiday pay, performance-based bonuses, flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, ongoing training opportunities and a positive working environment. We want to give you the support you need to make a difference in the lives of the seniors you work with.
To learn more about the home care professionals at Visiting Angels Eldersburg, contact our office at 410-324-6347.
Interested in joining our team? Check out our Employment page to learn about available job openings.