5 Traits of a Superior Caregiver in Downers Grove, IL

Caregivers in Downers Grove, ILLet’s take a moment and talk about what it takes to be a great, or superior caregiver. There are many characteristics that make up a quality caregiver, but five of these traits will truly set you apart from all others.

This is not about ego or trying to win an award or anything else like that; this is about trying to ensure that the person you’re caring for gets the highest level of care and that they have everything that they need. If you believe that there are other characteristics that comprise a great, or superior home care provider, share them with others. The more that you know about what it takes to be a quality caregiver, the more likely you’ll be one.

Traits of a Superior Caregiver

1. Neat. Home care providers who are slobs are going to have trouble staying organized and keeping things neat. When you clean up after a meal, when you make sure that things are put in their place, then you’re going to be a quality caregiver.

2. You have a lot of information. The more that you read about ways to improve the quality of care and the more information that you gather about the ailment or issues that your elderly patient is facing, you’re going to be in a better position to help them.

Information is the key to success in most things that we do and it’s no different when you’re a home care provider.

3. Organized. Home care providers who are organized are able to keep track of more information, including appointments, schedules, and even the times when their patients are supposed to be taking their medications.

If you have trouble keeping track of things, then be sure to have an organizer with you. Most tablets, smartphones, and other computer devices offer some type of organizer or scheduler, though these are digital. There’s nothing wrong with the ‘old fashioned’ calendar or organizer.

4. Tending to your own health. It cannot be overstated that it’s vital to take care of yourself, especially when you’re caring for someone else. When you take care of yourself, eat right, get exercise, and get plenty of rest, you’re going to be more alert when you’re caring for the elderly individual, and this will improve the quality of care.

5. Positive attitude. While you may not think that there is anything to be positive about with regard to the health of the elderly individual, there are still many opportunities for them to live life to the fullest. When you are positive, it’s contagious, so they will be more apt to be positive.

While you may not possess all of these traits, the more that you do, the better you’ll be as a caregiver.

For caregivers in Downers Grove, IL call 708-761-4909. Serving La Grange, Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace, Brookfield, Westchester, Downers Grove, Berwyn, River Forest, Oak Park, Hinsdale, Chicago and surrounding communities.

About Joan Cisneros LPN

Joan Cisneros is COO and Agency Manager at Private Home Care Services of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Joan has over 25 years of professional healthcare experience, including Private Duty Home Care, nursing, insurance, case management, training, and operations. Her area of expertise is Alzheimer¹s care, which she knows from both a professional and personal perspective. Her solid capabilities are enhanced by her compassionate approach and her personal mission to help people maintain their independence by providing the best possible home care.