Have you ever wondered what kind of selection process caregivers go through before they’re hired by companies like Blossom Home Care here in Atlanta? In this post, we’ll chat a little bit about what we value in our Atlanta caregivers, and how they enrich our team. We’ll also briefly cover “what is a caregiver,” discussing only some of their many jobs as they care for members of your family.
What Is a Caregiver?
According to Oxford Languages, a caregiver is “a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.” Here at Blossom Home Care, we hire those we believe to be the best of the best when it comes to caregivers. These individuals that work for Blossom Home Care regularly carry out many different jobs, including:
- Caring for individuals with chronic illnesses or diseases
- Talking with medical staff on behalf of the individual
- Completing chores around the house for the individual
- Making meals for the individual
- Helping the individual dress, bathe, and care for other hygienic needs
- Processing documents for the individual
- And many more tasks that the individual cannot do on their own
What We Look for in a Caregiver for Blossom Home Care in Atlanta
Being a caregiver means working very closely with people; oftentimes with people who don’t have friends or family who can care for them properly – this comes with its own set of emotional difficulties. For some individuals, it can be hard to accept help when they need it. For all of these reasons, Blossom Home Care highly values the following key traits in each of our caregivers.
Some of the tasks that caregivers are required to take on take time. Furthermore, getting to know an individual that the caregiver is helping can also take time. Patience is an incredibly valuable trait that Blossom Home Care team members all have. Our caregivers will not rush you or make you feel unimportant, like an item on a to-do list. We’re here for you when you need us most.
Not all of us can fully understand what one of our clients is going through – but we can use compassion to gain a working knowledge of their struggles, their pains, and what it has taken to overcome the adversity they have faced. Each of our Blossom Home Care team members is compassionate and has an incredible amount of empathy for the individuals they care for.
Here at Blossom Home Care, dependability is a must. Our clients rely on our services to help them get through the day. Without the assistance of a caregiver, some clients cannot make meals for themselves. Our goal is to only hire caregivers who are 100% dependable – because your family member relies on them to help with their needs.
Especially in elder care, there have been some heartbreaking stories. The team at Blossom Home Care works incredibly hard to stay trustworthy with each and every one of our clients and their families. Trust is an incredibly important factor when humans are caring for each other, and we don’t take that lightly.
Finally, we also look for a natural attentiveness in our employees. This is a trait that often gets forgotten about but can be the difference between an “okay” caregiver and a fantastic one. For many of the individuals we care for, the visit from their caregiver is one of the few social interactions they may have during the day. Caregivers often find themselves in roles where, if they’re attentive, they genuinely connect with those they’re looking after.
Learn More: Why Choose Blossom Home Care?
Blossom Home Care: Atlanta’s Choice for Caregiver Services
If your loved one needs at-home care support, choosing someone can be difficult – we understand that all too well. However, here at Blossom Home Care, we try to make the process as easy as possible. Get in touch with us today to see if Blossom is a good fit for your family member.