What to expect from a Home Instead Caregiver

Home Instead, Marlinstown Office Park, Mullingar - 044 9385260, www.homeinstead.ie

By Jonathan Acton; jonathan.acton@homeinstead.ie

At Home Instead Senior Care Midlands, we like to think of ourselves as being the employer of choice among caregivers in the community. We expect our CAREGivers to provide an outstanding quality of care to our clients, so we take great care of them too! Ask any of our caregivers about the many ways we offer support and show appreciation.

In addition to competitive rates of pay, our CAREGivers get 20 hours of training before they start. So whether they’ve been out of work for a while, or are completely new to the sector, or even veterans in care, they are introduced to the ‘Home Instead Way’ of doing things before they start caring for clients. We take great care to match our CAREGivers with clients.

Our CAREGivers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and have different motivations for working in care. We have professional carers and people who used to work in other fields of healthcare. We have home-makers who are looking to make a little extra income for the family or become more involved with their community in their spare time. We have local and international students whose youth and effervescence light up the lives of our clients every day. And the nature of the business means we are operating 24/7. Whatever your commitments in life, we have hours that will suit you. Our scheduling teams do a fantastic job to ensure that the right CAREGivers are working with the right clients at the right time!

At Home Instead there is more to life than work, and we offer a range of activities to keep our CAREGivers feeling great. We have CAREGiver appreciation days, competitions and staff socials to foster a great team spirit. We take great care to match our benefits with the needs of our staff, because a happy CAREGiver means a happy client!

Become a Professional

CAREGiver

If you enjoy spending time with older people and want a job opportunity that makes a difference in their lives and at the same time offers you flexibility, then professional caregiving might just be the career for you.

The CAREGiving Experience

Caring for seniors is a labour of love that requires a special person with just the right touch.

That’s why, when you provide care with the Home Instead Senior Care network, you become a CAREGiver with a capital CARE.

Day-to-day job responsibilities may include providing:

• Companionship

• Assistance with household chores

• Meal preparation

• Medication reminders

• Transportation to appointments

• Encouragement to engage in stimulating activities

• Personal care

Professional CAREGiver Training and Support

Home Instead CAREGivers attend our specialist research-based 20hr induction programme and ongoing training in specialised areas such as Alzheimer’s and other Dementia care, palliative care and many other areas.

Professional CAREGivers exhibit outstanding people skills, a dedication to their job, and genuine compassion for the care of the older person.

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