Wondering why caregivers choose to serve seniors? As part of our 10 Weeks of Joy and Peace for our 10-year anniversary, we asked our caregivers to list the top 10 reasons they enjoy being a caregiver.
10. Our caregivers enjoy training opportunities.
For our caregivers, senior care training and certification are important so that they can gain their clients’ trust and have the credibility to go beyond hands-on training. Our caregivers also love having the opportunity to earn a Home Health Aide (HHA) certification through Angels.
9. They love working somewhere that is based in faith.
Sharing faith and values is just one way we connect with and trust each other. Our caregivers have found this in their work and enjoy helping others find physical and spiritual healing.
8. They enjoy doing something different each day.
Whether they’re driving a client to the grocery store, cooking dinner, or providing Alzheimer’s care, our caregivers do it all. Our caregivers love getting that one-on-one time with their clients while caring for them in a variety of ways.
7. They have a nurse to help them and oversee clients.
A Registered Nurse (RN) oversees all of our care services. Caregivers express regularly that they are grateful for their Nursing Supervisor, as they are there for questions or advice, and really appreciate their for support.
6. They love our management style.
Our caregivers love our top-down, others-first culture, where both clients and caregivers have what they need. Our team personally understands each client’s needs, and our caregivers appreciate their managers’ support along the way.
5. They get to hear stories from the past.
Our clients have some pretty cool stories about their children, grandchildren, friends, and what it was like growing up in a different time. Our caregivers said that they love getting to hear these stories and learning even more about their client’s past lives!
4. They appreciate having flexible schedules.
Caregivers need time for themselves. That’s why our caregivers love their schedules; they can take care of their clients and spend quality time with family and friends.
3. They enjoy one-on-one time with clients.
Our caregivers aren’t just taking care of a person; they’re making a friend. Because they spend so much time with their clients, caregivers come to love these seniors.
2. They love working with seniors.
Seniors have so much wisdom, humor, and advice to offer us, and our caregivers are thankful they get to experience this every single day. Being there for clients brings them so much joy!
1. They’re making a difference.
Our caregivers love helping others and see their patients as a great blessing. They can see the difference they make in the lives of their clients, in big and small ways, and that helps them find meaning in their service.
We’re so blessed to have our caregivers with us, and we appreciate all they do for Angels and our seniors. They each have unique skills and personalities that help them serve others to their full potential. Thanks to our caregivers, we’re able to celebrate our 10-year anniversary with joy!