What are the qualities of a good carer

What are the qualities of a good carer?

When the time comes for you or your loved one to start thinking about hiring a carer, you want to be sure your carer provides the highest quality of care. Guardian Carers have been in the care industry for over a decade, during this time period we know the exact qualities a carer should have.

We look for four main aspects that are qualities of a good carer:

1. Trust

Trust is the foundation of all relationships, your carer will be there with you through some of your most vulnerable and toughest times - it is essential you trust them. To encourage trust we ensure our carers are reliable, punctual and confident in their abilities.

2. Passion

If your carer is passionate about their job and love to help others, they are more likely to do it to the best of their ability as well as being smiley and enthusiastic during the time period. Being a carer is a hard and demanding role, you are constantly on your feet and need to be alert, which is why it is important that your carer has a drive about them.

3. Qualifications

Guardian carers understand that it is scary to leave your life in the hands of someone else, which is why we require a minimum of 3 years experience to ensure you are in the most capable and able hands.

4. Respect

Private home care allows you to continue to live as independent as possible, which is why they must understand that you may want to change or cancel a few things in your schedule. Your carer must respect your actions and limitations.

The necessity of having hobbies in common

A carer is more than just there to help you around the home and complete your day to day activities, they are there to be a companion. Guardian Carers will take the time to find out what your hobbies and interests are to match you with your perfect carer to ensure you bond over your shared love, whether it is a passion for the theatre or play card games. Having a carer who has similar attributes to you, allows for a stronger connection to be developed. They will be by your side whenever you're having a bad day. Engaging in the passions of clients is one of the skills to be a good carer.

Guardian Carers is unique in the fact that we advise you to interview all of the potential carers you like from the profiles we send you. You may think your carer is perfect for you given what they seem like on paper, however they may not work for you when you meet them. Which is why we also suggest a trial period, whether it is a day or a week to enable you to feel fully comfortable and happy with your chosen carer and ensure that you get on well with them. Which is why 90% of the families Guardian Carers work with result in a long-lasting placement. We work with your family to find the best care and solutions, whatever your needs.

How can private home care benefit you?

Private home care in London can make your everyday life easier and stress-free, this could mean ensuring your household is kept to a high standard of cleanliness to assisting you with your personal hygiene. Having a carer gives you a sense of security as you know there is always someone there to help you if you fall or in an emergency. It also decreases the chances of uninvited visitors entering your home if there is another able-body around the home.

Private home care allows you to continue to remain in the home with your pets and in the area you love. Your carer will operate on a schedule that you choose and to your expectations. Your carer will never demand you follow to your schedule or be angry if you want to change your plans. You have the freedom and flexibility to choose how each day goes.

Here at Guardian Carers, we understand that having a carer that has similar hobbies, interests and morals as you results in a loving friendship to form as well as getting the help and support you require. Having a companion who has a deeper understanding of what you are going through and the possible impacts, means that you are not alone and have a shoulder to lean on, especially through the tougher times.

Your carer can also be in the form of a Carer Cook that can cook your favourite meals, prepare a range of new meals for you to try and prepare weekly meal plans.

With home care, you or your loved one will receive one on one care that is flexible to your requirement, something that would not be possible if living in a care home. At Guardian Carers we will work with you and your family to tailor the support system you need.

Your carer is able to help you with:

  • Liaising with your doctors and loved ones
  • Organising the laundry and ironing
  • Light gardening
  • Engaging in activities and hobbies
  • Cooking your favourite meals and snacks
  • Assisting you with personal care
  • Booking reservations at your favourite restaurants
  • Unloading and loading the dishwasher
  • Going for walks to the park or around the neighbourhood
  • Ensuring all medication is taken
  • Helping you around the home

How do I find a good carer?

Taking the first step and knowing where to start can be a little intimidating, which is why consulting an agency that specialises in private full-time carers for the elderly is essential to ensuring your search is stressfree and seamless. With an agency, you have access to expert, experienced advice. Agencies also take the hassle of finding someone out of your hands and make the process a straight forward and enjoyable experience. With Guardian Carers, we interview and screen all our candidates and we are able to provide sample contracts and a payroll service once you have found your perfect carer for seniors.

Our years of experience within the industry has meant that our vetting procedure has been honed down to a fine art. When you use an agency like Guardian Carers you can rest assured that the carer you are being presented with has had a thorough background check, verbal references have been verified by our consultants and their experience compliments your requirements perfectly.

Our consultants believe that your care should start the very moment you contact us, and will not stop once you have found your carer. Our consultants are always on hand to assist at any point during your search and even after you have found the carer for you.

Helping hand from the very beginning

Private full-time carer agencies such as Guardian Carers take the hassle of resourcing potential carers from you and will only present you with the best of the best that we meet. We bring them into the office for a face to face interview where their experience and qualifications are discussed at length and we are able to obtain verbal references which we then personally check ourselves.

All of our carers will have the following:

  • First Aid and Safeguarding qualification
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • At least 3 years of experience
  • Any language requirements can be accommodated

From the very first call, your expert consultant will guide you through what your options are, what would suit your requirements most closely and put your mind to rest with any concerns you might have regarding your private full-time carer search. Our consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you might have along the way, using an agency that specialises in full-time home care like Guardian Carers means you have a direct line to the experts.

Working with experts from the very start

Our years of experience within the care industry means we know what it takes to be an exceptional carer, which is why all the private full-time carers we work with are the best of the best that are available. We pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service and care for our clients because we expect the same from our carers. We maintain the highest standards and expect the best from our carers because we know you expect the best for yourself.

Here at Guardian Carers, we pride ourselves on being able to delicately align a premium, luxury service for an aspect of your life that is so personal with a carer that has qualities that perfectly align with your needs.

So much so that 90% of the families we work with result in a happy, long term placement. Using an agency that specialises private full-time carers like Guardian Carers means you can be sure you will receive support from every side, we will take the stress of finding a carer from you and present you with private full-time care options that perfectly aligns with your care needs and your schedule.

We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs. To make perfect and seamless placements is Guardian Carers ethos. With Guardian Carers it's your care, your home, your way.

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