The Essential Skills Needed to be a Great Caregiver
Many people looking to begin a career in caregiving or looking to be promoted often wonder, “What caregiver skills will set me up for success?” In addition to a natural ability to empathize with others and a caring, pure heart, there are many additional skills and qualities that are either inherent, learned, or can be achieved through training.
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Can’t Anyone be a Caregiver?
A common misconception is that caregiving is just glorified “old people babysitting.” This is not only an insult to the profession, but could not be further from the truth. Caregiving, in fact, is one of the fastest growing healthcare professions today, and the caregiver skills and abilities needed to be successful are ever-changing.
Being an in-home caregiver requires several basic caregiver skills like patience, good listening skills, a caring personality, and a driving “why.” Most people do not happen into this line of work, they pursue it because of an experience providing care, often for a loved one or family member, or they have always had a caring, motherly or fatherly nature.