What Are Qualities of a Visiting Angels Caregiver?

Last updated on November 01, 2023

If you want to hire the best personal caregiver for a loved one, you need a trusted home care professional who provides dedicated service with integrity, competence, kindness, and compassion.

Look no further than Visiting Angels.

As a national-leading provider of non-medical home care, Visiting Angels takes a “character-first” approach to hire caregivers who offer the highest-quality at-home assistance for older adults.

Visiting Angels uses a comprehensive vetting and background check to screen candidates. Once hired, employees can access helpful training resources, such as “Caregiver University,” to enhance their job-related skills and knowledge.

Characteristics of Professional Caregivers

During the interview process, each candidate’s desire to pursue a meaningful career as a professional in-home caregiver is assessed.

“Why do you want to become a caregiver?” is always an important initial question.

A candidate’s answer demonstrates motivation, personal traits, and the degree of fulfillment they receive from their job.

Visiting Angels looks for the following characteristics in prospective caregivers:

  1. Compassion
    Caregivers need to focus on enhancing the physical, emotional, and social well-being of clients. Visiting Angels employs respectful and compassionate caregivers who share this belief and are committed to caring for the “whole person” — just as they would for a cherished member of their own family.
  1. Integrity
    Caregivers should conduct themselves professionally with honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity. Potential caregivers undergo a rigorous background check to ensure they will be the right fit to oversee a client’s safety, security, and comfort.
  1. Energy
    Visiting Angels hires individuals who are cheerful, engaging, and capable of bringing joy into the lives of older adults. A positive attitude and an energetic personality are attributes that help caregivers connect with clients and forge strong, long-lasting relationships.
  1. Passion
    Professional caregivers need to enjoy and value the interaction they have with clients and their families. Their passion for caregiving should be rooted in love, duty, and a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of their clients.
  1. Hands-On
    Caregivers must offer proactive support in preserving a client’s sense of dignity, personal identity, and independence. When necessary, caregivers will assist older adults with dressing, bathing, toileting, eating, and other personal care tasks through professionalism and kindness.
  1. Community-Minded
    Visiting Angels looks for caregivers who are engaged in their communities and enjoy contributing to their neighbors' welfare. Through innovative collaborations with faith-based organizations, charities, and other groups, Visiting Angels identifies candidates who gain a sense of fulfillment from serving others.

Dedication and Compassion in Home Care

Visiting Angels has been recruiting, training, and hiring personal care professionals for more than 20 years. Team members understand how important it is to hire professionals who possess the integrity and character required to deliver the high-quality care you expect.

If you are interested in learning more about what Visiting Angels’ caregivers can offer, schedule a no-cost, no-obligation home care consultation with your local care coordinator today.

If you're interested in our compassionate home care services for you or a loved one, contact your nearest Visiting Angels home care agency today or call 800-365-4189.
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