It is a multi-part series to help practitioners in the home develop some practical, non-clinical skills to tackle the day-to-day. In Part I, we will concentrate on identifying Professional caregivers' duties and how to handle their first day in the workplace. Your clients are often new challenges to develop and learn, whether you are a seasoned caregiver or an emerging brand.
Let's start by deciding precisely what it means to be a non-medical caregiver in-home professionals.
A caregiver is someone whose job supports someone else so that they can function as independently as possible. Many different job titles can be for skilled caregivers. Home health care refers to the home care of a registered medical provider, for example, an infirmary or a physical therapist. Focus of non-medical home care focuses on helping older adults participate in life and stay healthy and safe.
Professional caregivers without a health certificate will usually conduct certain activities, such as eating, washing, and having a vital job since they lead and provide direct attention.
Being a professional caregiver can be a pleasant job, but if you are not trained, heavy and challenging work, tiring and lonely. Our purpose is to allow you to become secure in your professional skills, whether you are a veteran or a new caregiver.
Two key factors depend on what you can and cannot do as a caregiver: one, who your boss is, and the second is where you are hired. Now, each agency has its policies and procedures, so what you do when you work with a specific agency can not be the same as what you are authorized to do for an additional agency.
Depending on your care situation, your roles vary from a private home, a supported living, or a licensed health care facility. Typically, in a home, you help with personal care (for example, toilets and swimming) and allow the older person to stay independent (by helping with meal preparation and light housekeeping).
To be a competent caregiver means to have high standards of the profession. Your conduct, professionalism, and limits affect your customer relationship. Let's look at what you can do to make the first impression of your day in the caregiver's life.
Let's presume it's the first day to meet a new customer. Every meeting of a new customer is like a recent job interview as a caregiver. Keep personal wellbeing, grooming, and physical appearance at a high level. That means various things for different individuals. It typically means for a caregiver: Wear clean and professional wear (such as slacks and shirts and sweaters that are neither tight nor revealing), and close toes of shoes, you keep hair kempt and wear minimal or no jewelry. Packing extra clothing for the day is always a brilliant idea — there's so much that can happen all day long with your customers, and you want to be clean and relaxed.
Think about how you and the customer will make things as easy on the first day. Try to get to know someone, whether they're anyone from an organization or a family member, 10 to 15 minutes early. Usually, somebody's going to be there to meet you. To avoid forgetting anything or any misunderstanding between your goods and personal stuff, you may want to place it inside your car or in the customer's closet if you had personal items such as sacks and a backpack.
You should never overestimate the value of washing your hands, and you should do so all day long. Take 30 seconds before you start work with your customer before you start to wash your hands. You have hit many surfaces when you get home, and your customers, mostly older, are at risk of infection. Clean your hands so that you and the elderly feel safe for the first time. Make sure you get below the fingernails too!