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HOW CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR ROLE AS A CARER?

Before considering a role as a carer, It is highly important to make sure you are prepared and have certain personality traits to become an excellent and well-performed caregiver. A carer would have many attributes such as being reliable, patient, passionate and the ability to multitask. You are bound to find yourself in a wide range of situations, and knowing how to cope and manage these situations is an important quality.

Every carer will react differently depending on the situation, which means they will be dealt with in a variety of ways. Knowing how and when to react in emergency situations is crucial, but it is also important for you personally to know how to cope when a situation does come about. For example, if the person you are caring for has had a fall, then as a carer you will need to be aware of how to position yourself and lift them up, without injuring yourself.

If the care recipient is living with conditions such as dementia, then knowing how to manage mood swings and changes in behaviour is an important trait to have. Before taking on the role, you will need to think about whether or not you will be able to cope with this, and know how to communicate with them as their mood deteriorates.

Holding your ground and knowing how to cope with the challenges that can come with caring for someone with dementia is essential. But it is also important that you do not forget your own health and wellbeing also. Make sure you do not work on your breaks, for you own emotional state you need to make sure you take the breaks you are entitled to. Every individual is different, so some may need longer breaks than others.

No matter when, take the time to ensure your health is well looked after.

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I phoned in on Monday in a panic as the Carer we had just hired for my uncle canceled on us. Renate our consultant was very helpful she immediately sent over two candidates for us to interview. The...
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I hired an excellent Carer for my Husband through them. The carer also helps around the house which has been a big help for us. They were the only agency that allowed me to interview and meet the...
10 Jun 2018
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Superb customer service. Staff are exceptionally friendly. They have a good range of carers to choose from.
06 Jun 2018
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Denise

Very pleased with the service. They found us an excellent Turkish and English speaking Carer Housekeeper. We have struggled to find someone bilingual before.
01 Jun 2018
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Mariana Canguia

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01 Jun 2018
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Millicent A

My friend recommended the agency to me and I am glad I paid them a visit. I just started a new job through them. Can't thank them enough.
31 May 2018
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Guardian Carers were able to find my Dad the right Carer Housekeeper. My dad was initially very hesitant to have any help. Our consultant offered to meet with him. She explained the benefits and...
30 May 2018
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R Blumstein

Guardian carers have been brilliant in helping me find two Carers for my parents who are based in Switzerland. We interviewed 5 candidates through them before making a decision. They made sure to...
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30 May 2018
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