Homecare bridges the gap between healthcare and client/patient wellbeing.
Working in health and social care requires patience, stamina and compassion. Compassion in care is a hot topic at the moment, and with good reason. People who have a health care assistant often need extra support to enable them to continue living independently; care and compassion is a huge part of this.
Homecare jobs involve a lot of this “compassionate care“. But what exactly is it? We all know that being polite, well-equipped and attentive are the key skills of any good carer, but what else can make homecare into something even more supportive to people’s needs?
Compassion in care is knowing that turning up on time makes a world of difference to a client. It is understanding that as a carer you are often the most constant and reliable aspect of your client’s life. Compassion isn’t just about simply fulfilling your role as a carer – as any homecare professional will tell you, caring is 24/7. Remembering birthdays, taking an interest in your clients’ lives and interests and actively beginning stimulating conversations all seem like small changes but they can make such a difference to a person’s level of care.
Being compassionately invested in a patient or client has practical benefits too, as knowing traits and interests can pinpoint healthcare issues or any worsening or underlying problems such as deteriorating health, dementia, depression or anxiety.
Support services set up to encourage staff to become compassionately involved with their clients lives see better results in audits and reviews, but perhaps more importantly patients and clients feel they receive a better standard and quality of care.For a homecare professional, that’s what truly matters.
If you would like to start a career in a career that’s not only rewarding but as flexible as you need it to be, contact Apex Health + Social Care today at [email protected] or call 0845 600 3041
IMPORTANT: All Apex HSC homecare staff are currently required to have a full UK driver’s license and own their own mode of transport in order to make home stops.