The Skills Caregivers Need
Question: What skills do caregivers need?
“You need to have a big heart. That’s first and foremost. I typically don’t hire based on experience. And the reason why is because you really can’t teach someone who already thinks they know. I’d rather take a lay person that is built like a sponge and willing to soak up every little bit of information versus someone who supposedly knows it all.
I always tell them, you don’t work for me, you work with me. They have to have a sense of inclusion. You can be the smartest person on the team. But if you’re unwilling, it won’t work. So you can be a caregiver, but I’d like to make sure you have the heart to serve first and allow us to teach you in order to move forward.”
- Caregivers need to be kind and giving
- Caregivers must have a big heart
- Working together is critical in caregiving